Sydney may be known for bin-scrounging ibis and bobble-headed pigeons, but there’s more diverse birdlife in this metropolis than many probably realise.
The public can now listen to the calls of the elusive night parrot, presumed extinct until its sensational rediscovery in 2013.
A double-eyed fig parrot takes a second look at the photographer.
An abundance of native birdlife in tropical north Queensland calls to sharp-eyed twitchers far and wide.
Is providing birds with food and water making them too dependent? Or are gardens just the new frontier of Australia’s urban landscape? New research aims to find out.
Sunrise bird-watching cruise on Yellow Water Billabong during Kakadu Bird Week 2016.
In October 2016, Australian Geographic travelled to the Top End for Kakadu Bird Week, when twitchers from around Australia flock to this bird-watching paradise – home to a third of the country’s bird species – for a specialised program of bird-watching tours and activities.
Read more about Kakadu Bird Week 2016 in AG#136, out now.
These shy, yet glamorous, birds can be found around our rivers, coasts and forests, and indicate a healthy ecosystem.
This 17-23 October is National Bird Week, and Aussies are invited to head into their own backyards to record their local birdlife in the name of citizen science.
Bird baths are more than just ornamental splash pools. They’re also a site where animals socialise and intense rivalries play out. And bird bath design, location and cleanliness can have a big impact.