Report banded birds and bats
You can report the recovery of a banded bird or bat banded with an Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme Band.
Use our online form to Report a bat or bird band sighting.
The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme, which commenced in 1953, facilitates and coordinates bird and bat banding related research. We collate and centrally manage all data for banding projects conducted in Australia. The ABBBS dataset consists of over 4.4 million records and contains information on all studied species including threatened and migratory species. The data held by the ABBBS is available upon request.
Information held by the ABBBS is valuable in helping us understand Australian birds and bats and their protection, where applicable, 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.
- Interim 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) 5156 3429
Report bird or bat band recoveries: (02) 6272 4263