Make every bird count
Aussie Backyard Bird Count
18–24
October
2021

Taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and tell us about the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form. Every count helps.

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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.

Register as a Counter for 2021

WIN!

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 NL 8x32 Binoculars

    Swarovski Optik NL 8x32 Binoculars

    One lucky Aussie Backyard Bird Count participant will win these NL Pure Burnt Orange 8x32 binoculars, kindly donated by Swarovski Optik.

    RRP $3,190

  • Pete Cromer fine art prints

    Pete Cromer fine art prints

    Three winners will get to choose from one of three A1-sized fine art bird prints by artist Pete Cromer.

    RRP $350 each

  • Wingspan boardgames by Stonemaier Games

    Wingspan boardgames by Stonemaier Games

    Three winners will receive a copy of the Wingspan board game and its Oceania expansion set by Stonemaier Games.

    RRP approx. $120

  • Eggpicnic – custom large “create your own flock” print

    Eggpicnic – custom large “create your own flock” print

    One winner will receive a large “create your own flock” fine art print made just for you by the legends who are Eggpicnic.

    RRP $295

  • Metalbird garden ornaments

    Metalbird garden ornaments

    Three winners will receive either a Kookaburra, a Regent Honeyeater, or a brand-new design Mallee Emu-wren garden ornament by Metalbird.

    RRP starts at $65

  • Kookaburra scarf by Wildlifescarves

    Kookaburra scarf by Wildlifescarves

    One winner will receive a large Kookaburra print scarf from Wildlifescarves.

    RRP $165

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