Welcome to the New South Wales Bird Atlassers Inc.

The NSW Bird Atlassers (NSWBA), monitors birds in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and the Tasman Sea east to Lord Howe Island in Australia.

If you enjoy bird watching, our three sub-branches have regular field trips, their schedules are found on our Sub-groups page. We also have biannual camp field trips  over a number of days, in spring & summer every year. If you are concerned about bird conservation and their environment, see our extended conservation section.

Currently, the NSWBA database contains around 10 million records – this information has been extracted from Atlas sheets submitted by our members, plus data from other bird watching group, or from literature or other databases. These sightings date back to 1770. The NSWBA database is the largest database of records of birds in NSW & ACT.

NSW Bird Atlassers Inc produces several interesting publications which are available to members at a discount. Volumes One, Two & Three of An Atlas of the Birds of NSW & the ACT have now been published.

Membership is only $30 a year per family, group or individual (due on the 1st of January each year).  New members receive an Atlas Kit providing a detailed guide on how to Atlas, quarterly newsletters and you can join in camp-outs and other field days. As an Atlasser you can combine enjoyment of your bird watching interest, with a contribution to scientific knowledge of birds, thus playing a positive role to their preservation.

Our forthcoming Gallery of bird photography will exhibit some excellent photography from club members. Construction will begin soon. We anticipate that the Gallery will be a popular area and look forward to building it into a useful resource. Member’s photo contributions will be featured as they come to hand.

If you have images that you’d like to see exhibited on our web site; or other non-copyright protected media relating to birds in NSW could be of interest to our visitors please contact the Web Master.

The NSW Bird Atlassers Inc has produced several interesting publications which are available to members at a discount. These include Field Identification Booklets, a Habitat Guide and a DVD on Wader Identification. “An Atlas of the birds of NSW & the ACT” is a dual winner of the prestigious Whitley Award.

Whitley Awards are given by the Royal Zoological Society of NSW to acknowledge outstanding zoological publications. Nowhere else in the world is there an equivalent award for zoological publications (Dr Noel Tait, Committee Chairman). The presentation of each of the NSWBA Whitley Awards was in recognition of the significant contribution of Volume 2 and Volume 3 to increased public knowledge of Australian birds and their conservation. Volume 2 was assessed as the Best Zoological publication in 2016 and Volume 3 was highly commended in 2020. The Award Certificates are shown here.