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How to get involved

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.

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For your chance to win one of these incredible prizes, all you need to do is submit a count during the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Good Luck!

  • Swarovski Optik EL 10x32 Binoculars

    Swarovski Optik EL 10x32 Binoculars

    One lucky Aussie Backyard Bird Count participant will win these EL 10x32 binoculars, kindly donated by Swarovski Optik.

    With the EL 10x32 binoculars you can see the crucial details thanks to the 10x magnification. The small EL 32 binoculars fit perfectly in your hand, thanks to the EL wrap-around grip, and are the ideal choice where size and weight are important factors. They impress with top marks for optics and luminosity, as well as for an outstanding field of view.

    Valued at over $2,690

  • Australian Bird Fine Art Prints

    Australian Bird Fine Art Prints

    We have eight stunning Australian bird fine art prints to give away, thanks to the talented artist Marini Ferlazzo. Marini Ferlazzo is a family business based in Melbourne that works alongside not-for-profit organisations to support wildlife conservation around the world.

    These A3 prints are part of a limited edition of 500. The prizes include one of each — Australian Magpie, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Laughing Kookaburra, Southern Cassowary, Gang-gang Cockatoo, Australian Pelican, Galah and the Superb Fairy-wren.

    Valued at $170 each

  • Cockatoo


    We have 20 copies of Cockatoo to give away.

    Richly illustrated with over 80 interpretations of the species, it features Galahs, Sulphur-crested cockies, the endangered Carnaby’s Black-Cockatoo and many more. You’ll find fun cockatoo facts throughout the book — there’s a lot to learn about Australia’s cheeky and much-beloved feathered friends.

    Valued at $19.99 each

  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Pins

    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo Pins

    We have 50 gorgeous Sulphur-crested Cockatoo pin badges to give away.

    If you don’t want to take a chance on winning one, you can buy one from our online store (available from October)

    Valued at $6.95 each

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