Count the birds that are counting on you – the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is back on again this year, running from 19 – 25 October.
As the name suggests, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count (ABBC) encourages community members to count and identify the birds they see within a 20 minute period in their backyard, local park or any other outdoor area.
Murrindindi Shire Council has been involved in the ABBC for the past five years and we’re encouraging the community to participate over the next few days to help provide valuable data to BirdLife Australia – you just need a spare 20 minutes and keen eye for spotting some of our feathered friends!
You don’t need to be an expert on birds to take part, you can ‘lookup’ any birds you don’t recognise on the free ‘Aussie Backyard Bird Count’ app or website.
By taking part you are helping gather valuable data for Birdlife Australia, which helps them look at trends in our bird communities and the overall health of our natural environment. It’s also a fun, safe activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. Enjoying time spent outside is great for our mental health and well-being
To participate, you’ll need to register online and then record the birds you see either on the ABBC website at aussiebirdcount.org.au or through the ABBC app, which you can download on your mobile phone.
For more information on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count visit aussiebirdcount.org.au.