Birds are the vibrant melodies of our landscapes, signalling the health of our environment. Unfortunately, our precious bird species face numerous threats, from climate change to habitat loss.

Nearly 1 in 6 Australian bird species are now threatened with extinction.

But with your support, we can prevent the songs of the bush from falling silent forever.

Meet Dr. Courtney Melton, Woodland Bird Ecologist

Hi, I'm Dr. Courtney Melton, a Woodland Bird Ecologist at Bush Heritage Australia. Alongside Dr. Daniella Teixeira, we're leading a groundbreaking project that explores ecoacoustics – the study of ecological soundscapes – to monitor Australia’s woodland bird communities on our reserves.

Dr. Daniella Teixeira checking an acoustic monitoring device. Photo: Eliza Herbert.

Dr. Daniella Teixeira checking an acoustic monitoring device. Photo: Eliza Herbert.

Why Your Support Matters

Systematic, long-term monitoring of birds is essential to their survival. By tracking population trends, we identify species of concern and measure the effectiveness of our conservation programs. Your donation supports vital programs and research to help habitats adapt to the pressures of land clearing, invasive species, and climate change.

Our Mission: Preserving Precious Landscapes

Located on Bidjara Country in Queensland, our Carnarvon Station Reserve is home to over 190 animal species, including threatened birds like the Glossy Black-Cockatoo and Squatter Pigeon. With ecoacoustic monitoring, we can preserve this precious landscape and its species by understanding their environment and responses to conservation efforts.

Dr. Courtney Melton.

Dr. Courtney Melton, Woodland Bird Ecologist.

Donate today!

About Bush Heritage

Bush Heritage Australia is a leading not-for-profit conservation organisation protecting ecosystems and wildlife across the continent.

We’re grounded in science and culture to protect and heal Country forever. We’re on the ground, working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the agricultural sector to deliver landscape-scale impact.

*Main image above: Red-capped Robin. Photo: Claire Greenwell.

See our annual Impact Report for details, including financial statements.

Yes. You’ll need a biller code and unique customer reference number (CRN). Existing supporters may find this on documentation from us, or contact us for these details.

Yes, if you’re an existing supporter (so we have your details to send a receipt).

Financial Institution: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Bank Branch: Hobart
Account Name: Bush Heritage Australia
BSB Number: 067-000
Account Number: 1006 0311
Reference (so we can track it): Full name or supporter ID (if known).

Once your initial gift is processed your ongoing donations will be debited monthly on either the 1st or 15th (or nearest business day), depending on the date of your initial gift.

If you’ve made a one-off donation, you’ll be sent a receipt shortly after. If you’re making automatic monthly donations from your bank account or credit card you’ll get a consolidated tax receipt at the end of the financial year.

Yes - leave the person’s name in the ‘Comments’ field. If you’re arranging group donations, contact us if we can help (e.g. envelopes for the funeral or acknowledgement for next of kin).

There’s lots of flexibility in how you can structure a gift in your Will. See see our Gifts in Wills page or contact us on 1300 628 873 anytime.

Yes. We can accept shares directly without brokerage fees. If your shares exceed $50, you can also give without brokerage through ShareGift Australia. We can suggest a range of independent financial advisors. Contact us to discuss.

Yes, you can donate on behalf of someone in leiu of birthday or wedding gifts. Please include the person’s name in the ‘Comments’ field. If you’re organising a celebration yourself and asking for donations in lieu of gifts, it’s easiest to set up a free, personal fundraising page at GoFundraise. Choose us as your nominated charity!

US residents can make tax-deductible donations at Friends of Bush Heritage. UK residents can do so through the Wilderness Foundation.

We accept donations in accordance with our Gift Acceptance Policy and may at times decline gifts from organisations or individuals not aligned with our values.

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