Observing & Reporting Birds



O&RBKS2 Watching and Listening to birds is a source of pleasure for many people.

Knowing good places for observing birds can enhance that pleasure. Fortunately there are many such places in the Canberra region.

Developing your identification skills is also likely to enhance your pleasure in observing birds as you’ll then be able to distinguish similar species, males from females, and young birds from adults.




O&RBWhat2 You can make a significant contribution to COG’s efforts to conserve birds by reporting what birds you see, and when and where you see them.

COG can then determine if arrival dates of migrants, such as the Rainbow Bee-eater to the left, are changing over time.

Keeping personal records can also enhance your enjoyment of birding as well as contribute to citizen science projects.