Maps, Forms and Lists




COG Area of Interest and Grid maps:

Map showing the COG Area of Interest (AoI) (PDF)
Map of the ACT with the COG grid (650 Kb PDF file): The map features the ACT border, COG grid, roads, drainage, place names.
COG grid data/shape files (100 Kb ZIP file): This zipped file contains two versions of the COG grid, for GIS users.


COG maps of places of birding interest:

Campbell Park
Kellys Swamp
View from Cygnus Hide, Kellys Swamp
Fyshwick Sewage Ponds
Callum Brae and Jerrabomberra Grasslands – area map
Callum Brae Nature Reserve
Jerrabomberra Grasslands Nature Reserve


Canberra Nature Park maps and brochures (from ACT Government, Parks and Conservation)

Canberra Nature Park maps



COG Observation Record form (581 Kb PDF file)
COG Incidental Record form (16 Kb PDF file)
Unusual Bird Report form (48 Kb MS Word file) (Check Rarities List first!)
Donation Form in Word Format (29Kb)
Donation Form in PDF Format (43Kb)
Membership Application Form in Word Format (fill out electronically and email)
Membership Application Form in PDF Format (print out and post)
Field Trip Registration Form
Application form to use COG’s data


Annotated Checklist of the Birds of the Australian Capital Territory

This checklist is based on Birds of the ACT: Two Centuries of Change by Steve Wilson OAM, published by the Canberra Ornithologists Group, Canberra, 1999. The Checklist covers 286 species.

List of ‘unusual’ birds as at May 2013

Basically a list of species which have fewer than ten endorsed records of probably different birds in the previous ten years in the ACT. NOTE: for full description of the selection process see Canberra Bird Notes, June 2013 pp 186-187

List of ‘unusual’ birds as at August 2020

ACT Birders’ Totals

A page on which birders who have observed 150 or more wild bird species in the Australian Capital Territory may have their totals listed. Why 150 species? Because the ACT list contains some 280 species, and 150 is just over half that number! Click here to view the latest standings.