The Australian Government under the auspices of the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS) manages the collation of information on threatened and migratory bird and bat species. The information provided spans from 1953 to the present, and contains over 2 million records.
Information recorded by ABBBS is valuable in helping us understand and protect Bird and Bat species, many of which are protected under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).
EPBC Act lists
See what species are threatened or migratory in Australia:
Learn more about threats to these species by reading about Key threatening processes
Avian influenza (bird flu)
The Australian Government Department of Health and Aging has released guidelines for persons working with poultry and other birds at risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza.
The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS)
GPO Box 8
Canberra ACT 2601
General enquiries: (02) 5156 3429
Enquiries relating to banding data: (02) 6274 2150
Report bird or bat band recoveries: (02) 6274 2167