Bird Advocacy FoundationTM is a not-for-profit organisation committed to protecting birds and facilitating cooperative relationships between humans and birds.

We acknowledge and pay respect to Traditional Owners of the land in Australia, including past, present and emerging.

“Note. Due to the similarities faced by human and bat interactions, BAF additionally considers bat species in its charitable activities.”

Our Purpose

To advocate and educate the retail industry to commit to the support of: those growers whose practices do not include shooting, poisoning and trapping in loose drape-over netting b. establishment of an Accreditation program for growers who ethically treat birds and bats. We need to widen the scope by replacing growers, with all those, be it industry or be it government.

The Bird Advocacy Foundation™ exist for the following purpose:

  • To be the champion of bird and bat welfare.
  • To provide direct care to domesticated and wild birds and bats that have been lost, mistreated, or without owners.
  • To rehabilitate birds and bats that have been orphaned, sick or injured.
  • To protect birds and bats from being shot, poisoned, or trapped in loose drape-over netting.
  • To advocate and educate all levels of government and the productive horticulture industry to commit to the support of the ethical and humane treatment of birds and bats.
  • To advocate and educate the retail industry to commit to the support of those suppliers, manufacturers, wholesalers or other key stakeholders (including the Government) whose practices do not include shooting, poisoning and trapping in loose drape-over netting.
  • To establish an Accreditation program for growers who treat birds and bats ethically.
  • To promote, motivate and educate all like-minded people and the general public to take action to protect birds and bats.

Bird Impact

Current solutions to deter birds from eating crops and impacting infrastructure are unethical, inhumane, ineffective and costly.


Current bird deterrent solutions include shooting, poisoning, trapping and scaring. These cause risk to our community and other unintended wildlife.


Deterrent solutions involving shooting, poisoning or trapping often result in slow and painful death or debilitating and catastrophic injury.


Birds are extremely intelligent, and they habituate to deterrent solutions very quickly.


Bird loss is a major problem that can cause a chain reaction of events leading to worsening problems including an influx of opportunistic species.


Bird interactions with productive horticulture is a long-standing and expensive problem having negative impacts on business productivity and retail supply and demand.

Different bird species present different behavioural patterns, requiring customised management solutions for each.
Growers and organisations are facing increasing pressures for ethical treatment and management of birds.
Industries are exhausting significant dollars into sourcing solutions to the ever increasing issue of coexistence between bird and man.


Urban sprawl triggering significant environmental problems negatively impacting both the future of bird wildlife and overall environmental sustainability.

Waste management is a contributing factor to pollution and disappearance of original habitual species.

Corporate and government sectors face increasing pressures to create sustainable environments and habitual alternatives.

Damage to infrastructure is significant without effective management strategies for bird wildlife.


Bird Advocacy Foundation™ solutions include...

Bird care.

Bird project.

Bird protection.

Bird research.

Industry and government

Bird alternate
food sources.

National Ethical
Treatment Accreditation.

Industry and
Government lobbying.


Patron to the Bird Advocacy Foundation™:

The Bird Advocacy Foundation is honoured to have Professor Gisela Kaplan lead its mission and vision forward in the interest of bird welfare.

Professor Gisela Kaplan is an Emeritus Professor in Animal Behaviour in the School of Science and Technology. An accomplished Author of over 250 research articles and 22 books, all whilst serving on a variety of scientific research panels within Australia and is a regular assessor of over 25 prestigious scientific international journals.

Professor Kaplan has conducted ground-breaking research into vocal learning, communication and cognition of birds as her core focus. Gisela has become a public voice for science on wildlife and in particular, native birds.

Professor Kaplan’s main research interests are in complex cognition and communication in bird species and primates. Her valued expertise and decades of research contribute to the success and ongoing progression of the positive effects the Bird Advocacy Foundation has today.

Major sponsor

Sustainable bird management through sophisticated end-to-end technological solutions.