Program: Urban Birds

Birds in Schools

Birds in Schools is an environmental education project designed by BirdLife Australia and its Urban Birds Program. It teaches students to identify and monitor birds, explore their habitats and ultimately take action for local birdlife.

Children are more disconnected from nature than ever before. With birds as a focus, Birds in Schools plays a crucial role in connecting young people with nature, empowering them to protect birds, and nature, into the future.

Related information

Urban Birds

Urban sprawl has a huge impact on native birds. BirdLife Australia's Urban Bird Program protects birds and their habitats across our rapidly changing and expanding cities.

Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action Course

Take part in our free, online Gang-gang Cockatoo Edu-Action course and you'll learn how to make a real impact on saving this charismatic species.


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).