Australian and overseas birding resources

image - Eastern Osprey
Eastern Osprey © L. Sulakatku

The web sites of the following birding resources may be linked via their headings.

Australian Bird Image Database (ABID) is operated by Tom and Marie Tarrant and contains images from many photographers of a wide range of birds from Australia and surrounding countries.

Avibase is an extensive database information system about all birds of the world, containing over 4.5 million records about 10,000 species and 22,000 subspecies of birds, including distribution information, taxonomy, synonyms in several languages, and more.

Birdata is a Birds Australia site which provides detailed atlas information on distribution of bird species Australia by month.

Birding Aus is an on-line blog for everyone with an interest in Australia's wild birds, their conservation and behaviour.

Birdwatching in and near Cooktown provides information about North Queensland birdwatching locations, accommodation, tours and links to other birding resources.

Birdphotos Greg Holland and Leon Keasey provide images of hundreds of species of Australia birds with informative notes.

Birds in Backyards is a research, education and conservation program focusing on the birds that live where people live. It provides notes on a wide range of bird species, and identification aids.

Birdway contains Ian Montgomery’s photographs of a wide range of Australian and overseas birds.

BOCA maps provides Google maps of Australia with many birding areas marked.

Broome Bird Observatory established by Birds Australia, is dedicated to the conservation of migratory shorebirds.

Cooloola Birding For information on birding at Cooloola Mountains to Shore.

Ecology Centre, University of Queensland (Director – Prof Hugh Possingham) conducts a range of environmental teaching and research.  The Spatial Ecology Lab provides useful information on Oxley Creek Common and Sherwood Forest Park.

Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) provides detailed information on and maps of parks and forests throughout Queensland, including any current alerts.

Eremea provides information on sightings and other information about birds and birding. It provides information on rare or unusual bird sightings outside their normal range, unusually high or low numbers, early or late departures of migratory species, and interesting bird behaviour. It covers the following areas in Australia, as well as overseas sites:

Many sightings are reported both in the Birds Queensland sightings page, and in Eremea.

Fatbirder provides information about birds, birding and birdwatching for birders anywhere in the world.

Frodocam provides information from the Brisbane Courier Mail on Peregrine Falcons in inner Brisbane.

Girraween National Park. Vanessa and Chris Ryan’s website dedicated to Girraween National Park, Queensland, providing comprehensive information and photographs of the park’s natural resources.

Graeme Chapman has images of most Australian bird species on his website.

Natural Samsonvale is Tom and Marie Tarrant’s website and provides information on biding in south-eastern and south-west Queensland.

Ornithological Worldwide Literature (OWL) provides a search facility for worldwide scientific literature on birds. It is a joint effort between the American Ornithologists' Union, the British Ornithologists' Union and Birds Australia. The database is hosted by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, based in Ithaca, New York, USA.

Shorebirds 2020 provides information on waders and their migration, and some hints on identification.

Wild Sound in an Australian Broadcasting Corporation site which provides recordings of the calls of a range of Australian birds.

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