The BIRD Internet Routing Daemon

The BIRD project aims to develop a fully functional dynamic IP routing daemon primarily targeted on (but not limited to) Linux, FreeBSD and other UNIX-like systems and distributed under the GNU General Public License.

10.7.2014 - New release 1.4.4! Extended OSPF multipath support, Default router preference for RAdv, Important bugfix in BGP.

What do we support:

BIRD was developed as a school project at Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University Prague. Currently it is developed and supported by CZ.NIC Labs. Current BIRD team members are:

Former BIRD team members were Libor Forst and Pavel Machek.

There also exists a mailing-list of BIRD developers and users: To subscribe to the list, just send a subscribe bird-users command in a body of a mail to

You can look at the current source snapshots and releases.

Last modification: by Ondrej Filip 15.5.2013.