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
BOCA branches and members are currently (or have been) involved in a number of surveys of the birds on both public and private land. By regularly counting the number of species and observing the abundance of each species (usually monthly or quarterly) in an area we can perform a valuable service, both in terms of gaining knowledge of the seasonal and long term trends in the bird population and also in providing evidence of the value of the area for conservation purposes.
Several of the early BOCA surveys have been published in the BOCA Reports, such as:
Surveys that are currently being undertaken include:
This is an ongoing survey of the waders and waterbirds in Western Port Bay. The first thirty years of this survey has been published as Wings over Western Port
This survey takes place on the first Sunday of every month at the Yellingbo Reserve east of Melbourne.
This a recently established quarterly survey of 3 areas of private Grey Box woodland to the west of Melbourne.
If you wish to join any of these surveys, please contact BOCA.
Links to other items in Conservation