Bird watching at home

We've got some great resources to help you and the family get started with birdwatching!

Video: Bird watching for beginners

What you need to get started

  • Your eyes and ears
  • Binoculars (if you have some)
  • Notepad and pen
  • Bird guide or our bird survey forms (below)

Useful documents

Websites to log your results

  • Birdata (free) - comprehensive bird watching website and app
  • Merlin Bird ID (free) - provides assistance with bird ID and a library of bird calls

Join the Swift Parrot Search

If you are located in the southern half of the Central West Local Land Services, please consider joining the Swift Parrot Search (on the Birdata App) if survey points are located in your local area and within NSW Government travel guidelines.  This critically endangered parrot is currently feeding on flowering Eucalypts in the region and observations of these birds are critical to their survival in the wild.

For further information on the Swift Parrot visit out Securing the Swift Parrot project webpage. This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.


For information and tips on birdwatching contact May Whittall

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