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Time to get counting for the 10th Aussie Bird Count

Celebrating 10 years, BirdLife Australia are encouraging Hills residents to get involved with the 2023 Aussie Bird Count during National Bird Week from 16-22 October.

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Time to get counting for the 10th Aussie Bird Count

It's National Bird Week and BirdLife Australia want your help to celebrate 10 years of the Aussie Bird Count by getting involved in this wonderful citizen science event!

Birdwatching is an ideal way to engage with nature— one bird at a time. By spending just 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space, you can make a real impact on bird conservation.

How to participate

  • Choose Your Spot: Select your favourite outdoor space, whether it’s your backyard, a local park, or even looking out your office window.
  • Count the Birds: Spend 20 minutes quietly observing and counting the birds around you. Note the species and the number you spot.
  • Share Your Data: Record your findings using the Aussie Bird Count app or the web form. You can participate as many times as you like, in as many places as you like during the count period, but each count should be 20 minutes.
  • For those unsure about bird identification, a built-in bird finder tool in the app is available to help.0

As a citizen scientist, you will be contributing data that helps to monitor bird populations and protect endangered species. Insights from the count will help shape BirdLife Australia’s broader Bird Conservation Strategy, aiming to halt bird extinctions by 2032 and overall bird declines by 2050.

It’s a simple, enjoyable activity that's good for all! To learn more or to get involved visit:

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