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AUSTRALIAN BACKYARD BIRDS

DVHi, my name is Daan Vreugdenhil; I have a PhD in conservation ecology and dedicated my career of 4 decades to conservation, for which I visited more than 80 countries and learned 6 languages. I have always felt that conservation is a passion, not a profession.

As a child, my father would take me on his bicycle into the meadows in Holland, where he taught me to identify birds and plants. I caught frogs, butterflies and lizards as pets. As a teenager, I joined a youth club for nature study; every weekend, my fellow club  members and I we rode our bikes to study in nature reserves. Little wonder, when time came, I studied ecology and natural resources management.

I never got over my love for nature, wild places, forests, deserts and wild animals. I still love hitting the trail, kayaking down a river, the wind in my ears when skiing down a slope or riding my bike. Often people ask me if I don't get tired of traveling. How can one ever get tired of the beauty of the bright colours of Indian Summer (autumn), the thrill of an eagle soaring in the sky, the thunder of Iguaçu Falls, the smell of flowers, a jubilant Sky Lark in the spring, Elephants roaming the plains. My entire life has been dedicated to nature conservation.

This website - the result of 15 years of unpaid work - is my gift to you, so you can follow me in my passion and carry on the flame of conservation. If this website in any way was useful to you, then I invite you to make a donation to the  Adopt A Ranger  Foundation. The Adopt A Ranger Foundation is my latest contribution in my quest to save 10% of our planet as a home for birds, other animals and plants. Help spread the word with your "FB likes", etc.

Backyard birds and you

Millions of people like having birds in their gardens as part of the beauty, fun and entertainment in the immediate surroundings of their houses, and right they are! No matter if you have just started living in your own place, have your own nest full of little or taller chicks, are enjoying your home by yourself or are an empty nester, birds are a the crown jewels of your garden, a constant source of entertainment, giving you fun and exiting moments every day of your life. Did you know that in the US as more than 60 million people do something to attract birds to their gardens or houses? No doubt you are one of those people and thereby you are a birdwatcher! You may never have thought of yourself being one, but hey, you put up a birdhouse or birdfeeder to watch birds come to your garden and house. So......, you are a birdwatcher!

With our huge website giving lots of technical information, I thought I really should pay more attention to the millions of people who don't keep up a birdlist, who don't spend their weekends trotting through the woods. If you like looking out of your window and see birds on a birdfeeder, enjoy little birds busy around feeding their young, then this section of the website is for you. If you go to school, then I like you to feel that this part of the website is specially for you.

I just started this section and it will take a while until all the pages have been written with good information. I still need to get good pictures of birdhouses, birdfeeders, designs and ideas. There are many website selling birdhouses and feeders, and quite frankly I am appalled by the prices of the products on most sites. So over time, I hope to help you discover affordable ways of making your own birdhouses and bird feeders. At first you will find some links to sites, that I consider worth reading and consulting, but over time, most of the information will be from myself. But I can't do it alone. I need your help to help the millions of bird friends to help our feathered friends. Therefore, I would really appreciate if you could send me pictures and suggestions and comments on birdhouses and birdfeeders.. Not to do me a favour, but to share your pictures with others and help them with your ideas and pictures to get the joy of having those marvelous joyous feathered friends around their houses. Sometimes it takes a while, but so far I have always answered emails sent to this website email address at the bottom of this page. I hope you send me your ideas and pictures so it can show them on this website. As you can see, this is not a commercial website, and your pictures would be enjoyed by countless other bird friends, as we enjoy as many as 1 000 000 visitors per year and the numbers are growing at a rate of more than 30% per year! 

For bird friends in the USA, there is a great web project to help follow or monitor how breeding birds are doing: http://watch.birds.cornell.edu/nest/home/index. Anybody is welcome to participate in the project and share with scientists how the birds in your birdhouse have been faring. In turn you receive information on breeding success from others.

 

Australian backyard birds

How to attract the 30 most common Australian backyard birds: Ideas and suggestions on how to attract birds to your garden

In the table below you find dimensions of birdhouses or nest boxes for a number of species of Australian backyard birds, although not all are backyard birds. The data come from different authors. These dimensions are not cast in stone, and when size ranges are given for the entrance diameter, I would start out with the narrowest diameter. If that works, then that is best. The smaller the hole, the safer the bird family. The sizes of the internal diameter and the length (height of the nest box) are probably not all that critical. So for those sizes, if the size seems rather large, chose the smaller one, or visa versa.

 

NEST FOR BOXES BACKYARD BIRDS OF AUSTRALIA

Species

Internal diameter

length

Entrance diameter

Height

Season

Australian Duck

200 mm

500 mm

120 mm

   

Australian King-Parrot

         

Australian Magpie

         

Australian Raven

         

Australian Owlet-nightjar

150 mm

400 mm

50 - 80 mm

 >5 m

 

Barn Owl

400 mm

750 mm

open

5 m

Aut-Sep

Chestnut Teal

200-400 mm

450-750 mm

80-120 mm

1.5 m

Sep-Dec

Common Koel

         

Common Myna

         

Crested Pigeon

         

Crimson Rosella

150-200 mm

350-800 mm

75-100 mm

5-6 m

Sep-Jan

Eastern Rosella

150-250 mm

350-800 mm

60-100 mm

5-6 m

 

Eastern Spinebill

         

Eastern Yellow Robin

         

Galah

200 mm

650 mm

120 - 150 mm

6 m

Aug-Nov

Grey Butcherbird

         

Grey Fantail

         

Grey Shrike-thrush

150-200 mm

200-300 mm

150 mm or open

   

Grey Teal

200-400 mm

450-750 mm

90-120 mm

1.5 m

All year

House Sparrow

         

Kookaburra sp.

300 - 400 mm

500 - 600 mm

>130 mm

5-10 m

Sep-Jan

Laughing Kookaburra

150-300 mm

>400 mm

80-120 mm

   

Little Corella

   

150mm

   

Little Lorikeet

   

25-30 mm

   

Little Wattlebird

         

Long-billed Corella

   

150mm

   

Magpie-lark

         

Musk Lorikeet

   

25-30 mm

   

Nankeen Kestrel

400 mm

750 mm

100 mm

5 m

Aug-Nov

New Holland Honeyeater

         

Noisy Miner

         

Pacific Black Duck

450 x 300 mm

 

120 mm

   

Pardalote sp.

120 mm

400-500 mm

30-45 mm

5 m

Jul-Jan

Pied Currawong

         

Purple-crowned Lorikeet

   

25-30 mm

   

Rainbow Lorikeet

         

Red Wattlebird

         

Red-browed Finch

         

Red-rumped Parrot

100 - 200 mm

400 - 600 mm

30 - 60 mm

   

Red-whiskered Bulbul

         

Rosella sp.

150-200 mm

350-800 mm

75-100 mm

5 m

Aug-Jan

Sacred Kingfisher

130 mm

600-900 mm

75 mm

5-10 m

Sep-Mar

Superb Fairy-wren

         

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

   

150 mm

   

Silvereye

         

Spotted Pardalote

         

Spotted Turtle Dove

         

Striated Pardalote

200

200 mm

25 - 35 mm

   

Treecreeper sp.

90-150 mm

100-150 mm

50-80 mm

   

Welcome Swallow

130 mm

 

open

3 m

Aug-Dec

White-throated Treecreeper

75-100 mm

300-400 mm

50-70 mm

5 m

Aug-Jan

Willie Wagtail

         

Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo

         
 

On this website, you can find the bird Check lists of all countries of the world: Just go to https://www.birdlist.org/site/regions.htm. In many of them you can find the bird names in its native language as well. But there is much more. There are pictures of nature, great tools for conservation, information on national parks and other nature reserves, an on-line book on ecology and nature conservation, free software for downloading, technical reports for those who want it. In order to find your way through the 2000 interlinked web pages on nature and conservation, please go to the site map. On this page we help you find the way to the worldwide list of birds and the bird names in other languages. Thank you for visiting Australian backyard birds.

 
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Parks Man Dr. Daan Vreugdenhil is author of this website. He dedicated his life to the conservation of nature. https://www.facebook.com/DrDaanVreugdenhil, https://www.linkedin.com/in/drdaanvreugdenhil/. He was part of the team that selected the first 39 protected areas of Ecuador, including. Yasuní and Cuyabeno, the latter of which he he later recommended to be expanded from originally 150,000ha to 600,000ha, together with then Cuyabeno director Prof. Dr. Flavio Coello and Parks and Tribes partner. Daan is also the founding father of the Cuyabeno Lodge and co-manager of the Cofan Lodge.

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