Australian Bird of the Year

Australian Bird of the Year 2023: voting is open

Monday, 25 September 2023

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Calling all bird lovers – the 2023 Australian Bird of the Year competition starts NOW!

But who will take the crown for the Bird of the Year for 2023? You decide.

Voting is open from today until October 6, and you can see the full list of birds and cast your votes via the Guardian’s website.

The competition begins with 50 Australian birds – from Bush Stone-curlews to Gang-gang cockatoos. You get one vote per day, and the species with the least number of votes are eliminated daily, so choose wisely – and may the best bird win.

In the words of our own Sean Dooley: forget footy finals – this is the only contest that really counts.

Artwork by: First Dog on the Moon