Aussie Bird Count
Join in the Aussie Bird Count, October 17 - 23, 2022
The annual Aussie Bird Count, delivered by BirdLife Australia is designed to gather data to help the organisation track and protect native birds. By participating in this year’s Count, Aussies can unveil their inner-birder and help BirdLife Australia uncover new information about native parrot species, with existing data indicating concerns for the nation’s much-loved, bright-coloured birds.
How does it work?
The Aussie Bird Count is the nation’s largest conservation event, and encourages people of all ages to spend just 20 minutes in their favourite outdoor space, counting birds sighted in that period. It’s a simple, fun activity that encourages people from all walks of life to take time out, get back to nature and make a difference for conservation efforts. Taking part is easy, as it can be done from anywhere – a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.
Help Council track pest bird species
Bundaberg Regional Council will be registering for this national event to help gain data on sightings of the Indian Myna, a pest bird species that impacts our native birds by competing for food and nesting hollows. Sightings and associated data will help inform our Indian Myna management program.
Visit a natural area
We encourage the community to visit a natural area in the Bundaberg region during this event to help gather important bird data. Find your closest natural area here.
Log your parrot sightings
Yearly data collected since the onset of The Count in 2014 has given BirdLife Australia solid insight into how Australian parrots are faring. However, existing data poses questions about the future of vibrant native parrot species, including the Eastern Rosella and the Australian Ringneck.
By participating in the Aussie Bird Count, you will not only help BirdLife Australia uncover information about native parrots, but also enable the peak body of birds to learn more about the common species that live where people live.
Taking a count at the same time each year enables BirdLife Australia to have access to a snapshot of how Australian birds are faring, which helps to identify trends over time and gauge the overall health of the environment – think of birds as a barometer of nature.
There are also more than $10,000 worth of prizes being given away as part of this year’s count. For more information on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, go to aussiebirdcount.org.au
Free colouring in pages
Pick from 3 different colouring pages or do them all!
Help share the event by printing off an A3 poster for your school or workplace.
Discover what type of bird you are, test your bird identification skills and knowledge of Aussie birds in these fun quizzes.