Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2021
Our common backyard species give us the best indication of the health of our natural environment – think of birds as a barometer for nature!
That’s why each October, people count how many birds they see within 20-minutes in their backyard, local park, or any other area. This provides a snapshot at the same time each year, allowing us to look at trends in our bird communities, and enabling you to make an important contribution to citizen science from your own home!
The Bird Count is a fun and safe activity that can be enjoyed in your local area. Counting birds isn’t just a fun activity for you and the environment – spending time observing nature has been proven to provide benefits to mental well-being. All it takes is 20 minutes in your backyard, local park, or favourite outdoor space – anywhere you can count birds.