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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

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Mon 21 Oct, 2019 | 12:00 am - Sun 27 Oct, 2019 | 12:00 am

@ Your backyard or favourite outdoor space

Albury and Wodonga councils and BirdLife Australia are calling on local residents to spend 20 minutes in their backyards or local outdoor spaces during Nation Bird Week and count the birds they see for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count from 21-27 October.

The specially designed app will helps you identify local birds based on size, colour and location. The aim is to count more than 2 million birds in seven days.

The count, which has risen in popularity over the past five years to become one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects, provides a chance to take a break from your busy everyday life and spend 20 minutes in your favourite local outdoor space.
In 2018, Australian birdwatchers recorded more than 610 species, with the Rainbow Lorikeet, Noisy Miner and Australian Magpie remaining Australia’s most counted birds.
The updated Aussie Bird Count app (available from 1 October) allows you to take part anywhere — not just backyards, but in local parks, gardens or schoolyards — wherever you might see birds.

To take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, all you need is 20 minutes, the Aussie Bird Count app or the website aussiebirdcount.org.au.

 

Once you’ve counted, you will be able to see the number of birds and species being counted nearby, with real-time updates on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app and website.

Join one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects at aussiebirdcount.org.au or join the conversation with #AussieBirdCount

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