Welcome to BirdLife Australia!
As of 1 January 2012, BOCA has merged with Birds Australia to become BirdLife Australia. The new BirdLife Australia website will go live in early February, and until then the current BOCA site will continue to be available.
At BirdLife Australia we are dedicated to achieving outstanding conservation results for our native birds and their habitats. With our specialised knowledge and the commitment of an Australia-wide network of members, volunteers and supporters, we are creating a bright future for Australia’s birds. Look out for our new website from February 2012 at birdlife.org.au
This page is in the process of being updated to reflect the recent decision of BOCA and Birds Australia members to merge into a new entity to be called BirdLife Australia. We have added Birds Australia Regional Groups and identified them - and all BOCA Branches - as BirdLife Branches, although it is yet to be determined what their new names will be. Similarly both Birds Australia's Special Interest Groups and BOCA's Special Interest Group are now identified as BirdLife Special Interest Groups.
BirdLife Australia has 61 Branches, Affiliates and Special Interest Groups throughout Australia. In addition to the geographical branches we have four Special Interest Groups - PhotoBOCA, Australasian Raptor Association, Australasian Seabird Group and Australasian Wader Studies Group. Whilst the list groups the branches by state, some branches such as Echuca, Sunraysia and Ovens-Murray are close to state borders and cater for members in both states.
Whilst BOCA members are welcome at all branch and affiliate meetings and outings, some branches may charge a small annual fee for their newsletter, and some affiliate groups may also have a membership fee.
This information is provided in good faith in the hope that it is useful. You should be aware that opening hours and conditions for birding locations may change as may the facilities provided. You should seek to confirm all details before travelling to the site. Similarly it is always wise to check details of Bird Club outings and meetings with the club or - in the case of BOCA branches and affiliates only - with email@example.com. Bird lists provided are an indication of what has been seen in the past but cannot be relied on as an indication of what is there now. Boundaries shown on birding location maps are a guide only and should not be relied on when accessing the property. Information in these pages has been provided by a large group of birders, bird clubs, councils, tourism authorities and others, whose help we gratefully acknowledge. If you have any comments about the maps, find an error or wish to suggest changes (other than new birding locations, which will be allowed later) please email firstname.lastname@example.org.