By telling us about the birds you’ve seen within a 20-minute period, you will help BirdLife Australia develop an understanding of local birds while getting to know the wildlife on your doorstep.
The Aussie Bird Count is for all ages and involves observing and counting the birds that live near you, be it in your garden, the local park, the beach or even outside your office window! You don’t need to be an expert birder to take part — all you need is a little enthusiasm!
Now in its tenth year, the Aussie Bird Count is Australia’s largest annual citizen science event, with around 100,000 people participating each year.
Noticing birds is the first step towards caring about them – and where conservation begins. For many people, the count is their first foray into the bird world and citizen science – and often, it’s their first count of many.
This is a nationwide event – count in your backyard, front yard, courtyard, local park, school yard or other favourite outdoor space. Your location might be along the coast, in the middle of the desert, in a national park or on a farm. You can count birds anywhere – as long as you are in Australia.
Our 10th Aussie Bird Count is just a few short days away! If you’re on the fence, let us convince you with 10 reasons why you should count.
In this video, we’re learning all about Crows and Ravens – and the easiest ways to tell Australia’s 5 species apart according to their location and calls.
The Aussie Bird Count is just one week away, so it’s time to brush up on your bird knowledge!
The Rainbow Lorikeet is unmistakable with its bright red beak and colourful plumage.
The Noisy Miner is a bold and curious bird. It is identified by its mostly grey body and black crown and cheeks. The bill is yellow, as are the legs.
The Common Myna is a member of the Starling family. It is brown with a black head, yellow bill and legs. In flight it shows large white wing patches.
The Crested Pigeon is a stocky pigeon with thin black crest. The plumage is grey-brown, becoming pink. Its wings are glossy green-purple with black bars.
The Rock Dove is native to Europe, Africa and Asia. In Australia, the Rock Dove has not ventured far from human settlement, being found in large numbers