Birdlife AustraliaMonday, 19 October 2020 - 6:00am to Monday, 26 October 2020 - 12:00am
All over Australia
ACT, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria
The #AussieBirdCount is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
You can count as many times as you like over the week, we just ask that each count is completed over a 20-minute period. The data collected assists BirdLife Australia in understanding more about the birds that live where people live.
For more information on how to take part, head to the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Register as a counter for 2020 below.
BirdLife Australia is the nation’s largest bird conservation organisation. As an independent charity, our purpose is to stop extinctions. We have run the Aussie Backyard Bird Count since 2014, alongside our range of different programs, with the aim of protecting Australia’s birds. BirdLife Australia has been Australia’s voice for birds since 1901 and with our specialised knowledge and the commitment of our extensive network of members, volunteers and supporters we are creating a bright future for Australia’s native birds.
Counting birds all year!
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count only takes place once a year, however BirdLife Australia runs various other surveys throughout the year that you can take part in. Birds In Backyards runs seasonal surveys that you can join in with, even if you’re not an expert bird-watcher, and there’s lots of info on how to attract more birds to your backyard! Check it out here. You can also register with our Birdata app if you want to take part in more regular bird surveys.