About the Hunter Valley Bird Project

The Great Eastern Ranges (GER) Initiative Hunter Valley partnership is aiming to increase the quality, reliability and frequency of monitoring and reporting on birds as indicators of environmental health.

Bird monitoring with OzGREEN in Towarri National Park, Upper Hunter Valley

About This Website

This is the new site for the Hunter Valley, Great Eastern Ranges - Atlas of Living Australia collaboration project. The project focuses on the bird species found in Hunter Valley area of NSW and aims to help compile and store biodiversity data in the one location, as well as provide a tool for community engagement, interaction and learning.

The initial focus of the project is to gather baseline bird data across the Great Eastern Ranges Hunter Valley focus area. You can upload your observations by registering with this site. You can also register your interest in nominating your property to be part of our monitoring framework by clicking here.

Your sightings will be sent to the Atlas of Living Australia portal, an initiative to improve access to essential information on Australia's biodiversity.

Why Birds?

Research has established that the abundance and diversity of bird communities can be used as an effective indicator of ecosystem health - click here to read more..

Flame Robin. Photo Chris Tzaros

The GER Initiative in the Hunter Valley is initially focusing attentions on the Upper Hunter Link - click here to read more