Who loves birds? It’s National Bird Week, Oct 17 – 23rd and you can help celebrate. Sign up for the Aussie Bird Count 17-23 October. Australia’s biggest citizen science event. Taking part in the count is easy. It takes 2 mins to sign up, and 20 minutes to count.
To complete the Aussie Bird Count, spend 20 minutes standing or sitting in one spot and noting down the birds that you see.
You will need to count the number of each species you spot within the 20 minute period. For example, you might see 4 Australian Magpies, 2 Rainbow Lorikeets and a Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo. If you can identify birds by their calls, please include these in your count, but if you aren’t sure of a bird without seeing it, please exclude it rather than making a guess.
The Aussie Bird Count app has a handy field-guide to help you identify birds.
Once you have completed your count, you can submit it in two different ways:
You can submit your bird count through the online web form OR you can submit your count through the free Aussie Bird Count app.
The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s. Have fun counting!
Photo: Blue Wren on the coastal path to Limeburners Point.