We’ve got lots of gatherings going on
BirdLife Australia holds regular events throughout the year and many of these have been taking place for several decades, which makes them an important part of our history. These gatherings are a way of bringing together avian researchers, conservationists, educators, our members, and other parts of the community with a keen interest in Australia's birds. Naturally, all are welcome.
If you are looking for something locally – a field trip, conservation or educational activities you can get involved in, or simply a short stint of birdwatching, please browse our Calendar for times and events that suit you or visit one of our local branch web pages.
Congress & Campout
One of our major events is the Congress & Campout, which has a more regional flavour, and rotates around the country every two years. It is held anytime between September and December depending on the region. The Congress is a full day of presentations from different exciting speakers, and the Campout is a range of outings, field trips, and visits to birding hot spots around the region hosting the event, which extends into the following week.
Australasian Ornithological Conference
The Australasian Ornithological Conference is held every two years, bringing together researchers and conservationists from all over the world to present and share their latest explorations into birds and their habitats.