Birds on Farms needs birdwatchers in regional Victoria

BirdLife Australia’s Woodland Birds team are seeking support from experienced birdwatchers interested in volunteering with Birds on Farms surveys. 

Each birdwatcher (or pair/small group) is connected with a rural landholder to carry out four 20 minute-2 ha surveys on their property on a seasonal basis (four times a year).  The landholder could be located close to the birdwatchers home base, but could be elsewhere across Victoria for those that are interested and available to travel.  

We have opportunities all across Victoria, with immediate needs for birdwatchers to provide assistance in the Yarram/Sale/Bairnsdale area, south of Traralgon, near Broadford and Lancefield, Lismore and in the vicinity of the Wimmera. 

To express interest, please contact Caroline Wilson and Chris Timewell at woodlandbirds@birdlife.org.au 03 9347 0757. 

 Birds on Farms is a citizen science monitoring program for farmers and other rural landholders, scientists, birdwatchers and the general public. The program aims to learn more about birds and their habitats on private rural properties – and to use this information in woodland bird education, conservation and habitat enhancement.  The program is currently restricted to Victoria, but we are looking to extend it into other states. More information about the program is available on the website

Image by Jan Osmotherly, a birdwatcher and landholder on a NE Vic property .