Aussie Backyard Bird Count

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Celebrate National Bird Week by taking part in BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

From 21-27 October, thousands of people from across the country are heading out into their backyards, local parks, or favourite outdoor spaces to take part.

All you need is 20 minutes, your ‘backyard’, and some keen eyesight or binoculars.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert—we’ll be there to help you out along the way.

Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on the Aussie Bird Count App or website.

You’ll instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part near you and the number of birds and species counted across 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.  

When: National Bird Week 21-27 November

Location: Your backyard, a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach or the main street of Town. 

Register online at

Share local bird pictures with us on Instagram tag @BirdLifeOz and use #AussieBirdCount. 




  • Monday, 21 October 2019 | 08:00 AM - Sunday, 27 October 2019 | 05:00 PM