October 20, 2014 – 1:04 pm
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
This week is National Bird Week (20-26 October) BirdLife Australia is encouraging every Australian to head out into their backyard, favourite outdoor space, local park, beach, forest or paddock and take part in the very first Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
There’s an app for that
BirdLife Australia have release a free Aussie Bird Count app. It includes a Field Guide which helps identify almost 400 Australian birds.
Do your 20-minute count on the spot in your favourite patch, and submit your checklist immediately. The app will still be a handy tool as a fully functional field guide after the official Bird Count has finished.
Count yourself in for our challenge
BirdLife Australia have set a national community challenge for Australian’s to spot 100,000 birds during National Bird Week. By contributing to the Bird Count you will be assisting with the collection of vital information by BirdLife Australia on the Australian bird population.
Birds are unique indicators of environmental health. If they are doing well, then so are we.
National Bird Week – 20-26 October 2014
Image Credit: BirdLife Australia
Tags: birds, leisure