Join the Aussie Bird Count – October 22 to 28

Could you spare 20 minutes for science?

Join more than 70,000 Australians passionate about their environment by contributing to important research on birds.

Birdlife Australia is asking participants to spend 20 minutes outdoors in their garden or at a nature reserve between October 22 and 28 and record the number and type of birds they see.

Called the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, last year 1.9 million birds were noted and their details submitted to the project via the project website or a dedicated phone app.

The app is updated in real time and not only helps participants record their sightings, but also identify species and provide real-time updates on the count progress.

Data collected by citizen scientists across Australia will help BirdLife Australia gain a unique insight into changing populations.

The Shire of Dardanup is a registered supporter of the Aussie Bird Count and as well as encouraging participation will gain access to detailed data about local bird populations to help with community education and managing our natural environment.

To help Shire residents get involved, Environment Officer Jackie Nichol is inviting anyone interested in participating to meet her near the Eaton Foreshore Adventure Playground on Wednesday, October 17 between 10.00am and 11.00am.

Jackie will answer questions about the project and demonstrate how:

  • Birds are counted
  • Data is recorded
  • Data is submitted
  • How to download and use the app

More information about the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is available on the project website at