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The Shoalhaven on the NSW south coast is home to an amazing variety of birds and is a mecca for birdwatchers.
BirdLife Shoalhaven promotes a better understanding of our birds and works tirelessly to ensure their survival.

Who We Are

BirdLife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations (NGOs) that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Together there are 121 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one per country or territory – and the number is growing. BirdLife Australia is a partner of BirdLife International.

BirdLife Australia is the oldest conservation organisation in Australia and the only national organisation focused on conserving our native birds. It began in 1901 as the Australian Ornithologists Union, became the Royal Australian Ornithologists Union (RAOU) in 1910, and many years later in 1997 it changed its name to Birds Australia. On January 1st 2012 Birds Australia merged with Bird Observation and Conservation Australia (BOCA) - formerly known as the Bird Observers Club of Australia - to for BirdLife Australia.

BirdLife Shoalhaven is a branch of BirdLife Australia and was one of the first branches formed after the merger, holding its first meeting and electing its first committee on March 1st 2014 at Greenfield's Beach in Vincentia.

Our vision, mission and goals are detailed in the mission statement displayed below.

BirdLife Shoalhaven Mission Statement
Our vision: A bright future for Australian birds
Our Mission Modules

Our mission: to give Australian birds a bright future by finding solutions to the threats they face
and by inspiring action to ensure birds and their habitats flourish

Goal 1

Goal 2
the appreciation and
understanding of birds

Goal 3
a strong BirdLife Australia
and BirdLife Shoalhaven

1. provide a local face and voice for BirdLife Australia

2. provide a focus on regional and local conservation matters and advocate for the conservation of birds and their habitats

3. conduct research and conservation programs and participate in BirdLife Australia projects

4. champion local bird conservation causes and groups
1. encourage and support the activities of members who are actively participating in BirdLife Australia's programs and other bird projects

2. promote and foster recreational bird watching

3. organise and participate in outings, activities and community events of interest to members, their guests and the community

4. pursue the education of members, supporters and the community in birds and their conservation to assist development of their interest, understanding and participation
1. engage and inform all members and supporters

2. grow the member and supporter base by promoting membership of BirdLife Australia

3. build informal networks and connections with other BirdLife branches and like-minded local and regional conservation organisations and groups