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Aussie Backyard Bird Count
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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 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars

    Swarovski Optik EL 8x32 Swarovision Binoculars

    One lucky Aussie Backyard Bird Count participant will win a pair of EL 8x32 Swarovski binoculars, kindly donated by Swarovski Optik.

    With the EL 8x32 binoculars you can see the crucial details thanks to the 8x 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.

    RRP $2,600

  • Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds

    Thirteen Ways to Look at Birds

    Birds have fascinated poets for centuries, not just for their song and flight but as symbols: of hope, freedom, love, communication, peace, luck good and bad, and migration.

    This album brings together six musicians, including our friend Paul Kelly, from broad-ranging backgrounds to interpret bird-inspired poems. It celebrates winged creatures including the barn owl, thornbill, falcon, magpie, and the swan, just to name a few — and we have five copies to give away!

    RRP $20

  • Gang-gang Cockatoo Bird Pins

    Gang-gang Cockatoo Bird Pins

    We have 50 gorgeous Gang-gang Cockatoo bird pins to give away.

    If you don’t want to take a chance on winning one you can buy them from our online store, Shop the Nest

    Valued at $9.95 each

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