Birds in Backyards: top 30 urban birds

The Birds in Backyards website lists 30 species of bird that are sometimes found in towns and cities.

Eastern Koel in tree

AD Trounson © Australian Museum

Find out more using the fact sheets and also why the Birds in Backyards program is interested in gathering data for these species.

The Birds in Backyards Program is currently running three surveys which require volunteer assistance. One of the surveys is on 30 species of bird that are sometimes found in towns and cities.

Why has Birds in Backyards chosen these species?

These species have been chosen because they represent a range of ecology and behaviours of birds: large and small species, migratory (moving around) and sedentary (staying in one place). They are also relatively distinct species that should not be too hard to identify using the resources the Birds in Backyards website provides.


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