The number and variety of Australian bird species make Australia a favourite destination for bird photographers. Many endemic species inhabit bushland, rural land and urban areas. Australia is also visited by large numbers of migratory birds in spring. Varying from tiny finches to emus, the avid birdwatcher or photographer won’t be disappointed.
Famous for colourful parrots and clever cockatoos, Australia is also home to finches, softbills, raptors, and a beautiful array of waterbirds.
Despite the abundance of species, Australia has its fair share of endangered species. Several cockatoo species are threatened or endangered. Many other species face serious threats. Learn about Australian bird species through our profiles and beautiful images, descriptions, and information on conservation status, breeding and habitats.