Countdown to the 2017 Aussie Backyard Bird Count

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.

To get involved all you need is 20 minutes, your outdoor space of choice, and some keen eyesight or binoculars. Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on our Aussie Bird Count app or website. You’ll instantly be able to see live statistics on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia!

Not only will you get to know your feathered neighbours, but you’ll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help us see how Australian birds are faring.

You can do as many counts as you like over the week, and every bird counted makes a difference!

Last year more than 1.4 million birds were spotted—how many can we see in 2017?

Go to the website for more information or to download the Aussie Bird Count app

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