The Bird Count is part of BirdLife Australia’s National Bird Week – Monday 19 October to Sunday 25 October – who are the nation’s largest bird conservation organisation with the clear aim to stop extinctions. This year’s event is not only an opportunity to get in tune with nature and be part of a national effort to track how everyday Australian birds are faring, but also take the time out to de-stress as we recover from the Black Summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic.

Over 88,000 people participated in the event last year and counted almost 3.4 million birds. This year we are expecting to be bigger with over 100,000 Aussies taking part because of how successful the event was last year. Over the duration of National Bird Week, BirdLife Australia will be talking about the science behind a variety of bird species, how to take car of different birds and some fun facts that perhaps you were unaware of about a variety of different types of birds. With The Bird Count being the largest citizen science event in Australia, it is an opportunity you would not want to miss! 

Anyone and everyone can get involved with the Aussie Bird Count – all you need is 20 minutes, a favourite outdoor area, some keen eyesight and the Aussie Bird Count app or website. National Bird Week has run for more than 100 years, making it one of Australia’s longest running community conservation events – and this year, with many of us stuck at home, it’s never been a better time for us to get involved and be part of this massive community event! Whether you want to take the whole family or just a few friends The Bird Count is a lovely experience to spend with your loved ones.

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