Bird and Bat Banding

Bird and bat banding

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).

About banding

Boobook Owl (Ninox boobook) with band. Photographer: Jerry Olsen

Get involved

Wandering Albatross Pair (Diomedea exulans). Photographer: Michael Double

Banding data

Christmas Island Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus natalis)


Grey-headed Flying-fox (Pteropus poliocephalus). Photographer: Andrew Smith

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.

Contact us

The Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme (ABBBS)
GPO Box 8
Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: (02) 6274 2407
Facsimile: (02) 6274 2455

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