HBOC is very proud to be formally affiliated with BirdLife Australia which represents the interests of birds and birdwatchers at the national level.  We encourage our Club’s members to also join BLA so that voices for conservation at both regional and national levels are strengthened.

We also encourage our Club members to submit bird records to the BLA National Atlas so that it remains and grows as the premier database about birds in Australia.  We have a data exchange arrangement with BLA such that annually we receive a copy of all records in the Atlas of birds in the Hunter Region. This helps us particularly in our monitoring of the status of our more common birds.