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Make every bird count this spring by taking part in BirdLife Australia’s fourth annual AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT. From 23-29 October 2017, thousands of Australians will be heading into their backyards, local parks, or favourite outdoor spaces to take part.

Hop onto the BIBYTV YouTube channel and check out the instructions for entering and exploring the Birds in Backyards surveys on Birdata. 

When a Western Australian man dragged a hollow log on to the roof of his farmhouse and strapped it to the chimney with old fencing wire, he hoped endangered cockatoos would come home to roost.

Five years later, the unusual decision is improving the survival odds of the native Carnaby's cockatoo which faces extinction.

Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) ecologists have made a ground-breaking discovery, using exceptional natural history skills to uncover a Night Parrot population at Kalamurina Wildlife Sanctuary on the north shore of Kata Thandi-Lake Eyre.

It is the first record of the Night Parrot in South Australia for more than a century.

The author of H Is for Hawk explains how an appreciation of bird habitats enables a unique connection with the natural world - read this wonderful meditation on birds nests and eggs.

They're feisty and seemingly fearless. Once only found in the bush, it’s the native Australian animal that’s taking over the city.

Read more at news.com.au.

Are you keen on bird photography? The City Slickers photo competition is now open (again!) on the BirdLife Photography website. 

It may be just a natural thing to do, but a bowerbird’s decision to take up residency in Le Hamel Retirement Village has been embraced by the residents.

Village manager Cathy Snook says residents have even taken to leaving blue items outside their front doors hoping the new resident will snap them up for its nest.

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