Register on line at www.ausiebirdcount.org.au to get involved in the national week-long event and then all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space, and some keen eyesight.
Simply record the birds you see on the Aussie Bird Count app or through the Submit a Count tab on the Aussie Bird Count website. You’ll instantly see live statistics on the number of people taking part and the number of birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia. Data collected will provide an important snapshot of the birds that live where people live. Each year we will be able to look at the trends in our bird communities.
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 BirdLife Australia see how Australian birds are faring.
There is no defined ‘backyard’. You could count in your actual backyard, local park, school yard or other favourite outdoor space. You can literally count birds anywhere – as long as you are in Australia.
You can complete as many counts as you like over the week – so get your friends and family together and head into the great outdoors between the 17th to 23rd of October and start counting!
Please contact Claudia Hadlow at the Landcare Office if you wish to do your bird count at Lake Coomelberrup or Lake Dumbleyung.
Landline: 9863 225 Mob: 0429612447 or
Call in to the Landcare Office on Absolon Street, Dumbleyung.
Thanks to C.Hadlow for supplying the information for this article.