Vote for the 2023 Australian Bird of the Year

The Guardian/BirdLife Australian Bird of the Year poll is now open. 

From Emus to tiny Silvereyes, from Rainbow Lorikeets to Rainbow Bee-eaters, there are 50 species to vote for, so whether you’re a “lover of plovers or you’re raven mad”, say the organisers, it’s up to you to decide who will take out the prestigious honour of being crowned Bird of the Year in 2023? 

Previous winners have been the Australian Magpie, Black-throated Finch and Superb Fairy-wren. 

Tawny Frogmouth. Credit: The Australian Museum

Can runner up, the Tawny Frogmouth, make it across the line this time or could the Peregrine Falcon swoop in to snatch victory?  

You can nominate your favourite bird on social media with the hashtag #birdoftheyear, or via the online form at the Guardian Australia website.