Join the Aussie Bird Count 2019
- Help count more than 3 million birds using the #AussieBirdCount app
- Register now at aussiebirdcount.org.au and discover the birds in your backyard
From 21-27 October 2019, a diverse group of Australians will be asked to help BirdLife Australia count the birds that share their urban, rural and regional backyards as part of the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count, being held during National Bird Week.
Using the specially designed app, which helps people identify local birds based on size, colour and location, the aim is to count more than three million birds in seven days.
The updated Aussie Bird Count app (available from 1 October) allows you to take part anywhere—not just backyards, but in local parks, botanical gardens, schoolyards or beaches—wherever you might see birds.
The count, which has risen in popularity over the past five years to become one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects, gives Australians a chance to take a break from their busy everyday lives and spend 20 minutes in their favourite outdoor spaces.
In 2018, Australian birdwatchers recorded more than 610 species, with the Rainbow Lorikeet, Noisy Miner and Australian Magpie remaining Australia’s most counted birds.
The national total will be updated in real time, and the app allows you to see which species are being seen in your local area.
Start spreading the word with #AussieBirdCount.
For events and activities during National Bird Week visit aussiebirdcount.org.au.
Contact Jack Walden on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0428 300 090 to arrange an interview or for more information.
Australian BirdKeeper supports BirdLife Australia in the 2019 Aussie Backyard Bird Count during National Bird Week