<h2>Celebrating <strong>Beauty</strong> & Diversity</h2><h3>Superb Fairy-wren</h3> <h2><strong>Bringing Back</strong> Vanishing Species</h2><h3>Regent Honeyeater</h3> <h2><strong>Sharing,</strong> Exploring & Discovering</h2><h3>Discovering Shorebirds outing</h3> <h2><strong>Connecting</strong> with Nature's Wonders</h2><h3>Double-banded Plover</h3> <h2>Sharing Nature's Awesome <strong>Majesty</strong></h2><h3>Yellow-nosed Albatross</h3> <h2>Planting a <strong>future</strong> for threatened species</h2><h3>Capertee Valley tree planting</h3> <h2><strong>Reducing</strong> the Threat of Extinctions</h2><h3>Superb Parrot</h3>

Links to other birding/conservation groups

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Paradise Tanager © Zak Pohlen/Macaulay Library

Global Big Day is two weeks out

We’re almost there! 13 May 2017. In 14 days, birders from more than 150 countries around the world will go out and see what birds can be found as a global team. It’s like the Great Backyard Bird Count, but on one single day, and a bit warmer than most places are in mid-February!

Not sure how Global Big Day relates to you? Global Big Day is a day for *everyone* who loves birds to make your passion count. Not everyone will find a unique species, and that’s absolutely fine! Even if you just have a few minutes on 13 May, there’s nobody better than you to put your local birds on the map! If you’re still not sure, here are a few more things to get excited about.

  1. Submit checklists, get prizes. Okay, every checklist doesn’t get a prize, but there are a couple things that you could win! If you enter at least three eligible checklists from 13 May, you’ll be in the running for the May eBirder of the Month! The prize: Zeiss binoculars. In addition, every 13 May eligible checklist also gets you in the running to win a free ornithology course.
  2. Go scouting. By scouting, we mean birding with a particular eye and ear towards predicting what you’d find at that place in the future. You can use the eBird Species Maps for some e-scouting, or, even better, go out and check the places you plan on going to on 13 May. Visit a hotspot you’ve never been to before. Poke around your favorite birding haunts. It all helps.
  3. Fill last year’s gaps. You can see the 2016 Global Big Day results here. Use the search box on the right side of the page to enter your county, state/province, or country. The list of species you now see is what was found last year. What’s missing? Are there species not on there that you could easily find? In 2017, it’s in your hands!

We’ll be in touch again soon before the day itself, with a few more tips and tricks to have the best time. In the meantime, enjoy the birds around you, watch people sign up on the Global Big Day Participation Map, and get scouting! May is on our doorstep, and the birds are waiting. 

 

 

 

 

Australian Bird Study Association
Australasian Wader Studies Group
Australian Pelagics
Barraba Birding
Birding-Aus
BirdLife Australia
BirdLife Australia – branches and special interest groups
BirdLife Discovery Centre
Birding Western Australia
Birds Queensland
Birds in Backyards
Bitterns in Rice Project    This link to June 2015 media release
Blue Mountains Bird Observers (BMBO)
Broome Bird Observatory
Canberra Ornithologists Group
Colong Foundation
Cumberland Bird Observers Club
eBird
Eremaea Birdlines
Eremaea eBird
Eyre Bird Observatory
Gluepot Reserve
Handbook of Birds of the World – Login page
Hastings Birdwatchers Club
Hunter Bird Observers Club
Illawarra Birders
Long Reef Waders
Malleefowl Preservation Group
Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Club
Nature Conservation Council
Newhaven Reserve
NSW Bird Atlassers
Southern Oceans Seabird Study Association