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Published Monday 21 October 2019

Aussie Backyard Bird Count on this week

'Tis the season for birds and birdwatching, and you can join the Aussie Backyard Bird Count this week.

We need your help to count more than 3 million birds using the #AussieBirdCount app. Register now at the Aussie Backyard Bird Count website and discover the birds in your backyard.

The arrival of spring means warmer weather across Australia which will see birds reappear from their winter hideaways ready to be counted in BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count from 21-27 October.

With the Bureau of Meteorology forecasting warmer than normal spring temperatures, BirdLife Australia is predicting a record-breaking count in one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects.

Spring also means the birth of many new birds, and data from the Aussie Backyard Bird Count will help BirdLife Australia keep an eye on bird populations across the country.

The updated Aussie Bird Count app allows you to take part anywhere—not just backyards, but in local parks, botanical gardens, schoolyards or beaches—wherever you might see birds.

This page was last updated on 21 May 2020.