Key Biodiversity Areas

Our planet is facing mass extinction and needs our help. We have partnered with other global conservation organisations to protect our most important places for nature. These places are called Key Biodiversity Areas.

Australia has identified over 334 Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) that provide critical habitat to our most threatened species, and are home to large breeding colonies or important staging sites for migratory species.

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BirdLife Australia’s mission to save birds

For over 120 years, we’ve been at the forefront of bird conservation in Australia. Thanks to our supporters, and to the science which informs our actions, we’ve achieved some incredible outcomes for threatened birds – but now, we’re facing our greatest challenge yet: Australia’s extinction crisis.


To save birds, we need reliable data. Birdata is where we collect, keep and share this information. Compiled almost entirely by citizen scientists, Birdata is Australia's largest and longest running database for birds, with more than 22 million records (and counting).