Make every bird count

Aussie Backyard
Bird Count

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Thank you Australia – you made every bird count!

Thanks to everyone who took part in the 2016 Aussie Backyard Bird Count, it was our biggest count yet with almost 1.4 million bird records submitted! Click here to see the results. The next Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held from 23-29 October 2017, register as a counter below.

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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

  • Bird’s the Word Gift Voucher

    Bird’s the Word Gift Voucher

    One lucky participant will receive a gift voucher for Bird’s the Word.

    Adorn your backyard with some gorgeous pieces from Bird’s the Word. From nest boxes, to decorative bird houses and garden accessories all made from recycled timber and metal. See their full range here.

    Valued at $650

  • Bird Portraits

    Bird Portraits

    We have two stunning bird portraits—Rainbow Lorikeet and Magpie—to give away, thanks to the talented photographer Angela Robertson-Buchanan.

    Angela specialises in photographing flora, fauna and macrophotography, as well as being a trained wildlife rescuer and carer, specialising in bird rehabilitation. She now combines these interests to create projects and exhibitions where she can convey a conservation message.

    Both portraits are A3 prints, and are part of a limited edition of 100.

    Valued at $120 each

  • The Australian Bird Guide

    The Australian Bird Guide

    We have 3 copies of the newly released Australian Bird Guide, kindly donated by CSRIO.

    With specially commissioned paintings of over 900 species, the guide features around 4700 colour illustrations with particular emphasis on providing the fine detail required to identify difficult groups and distinctive plumages. The Australian Bird Guide is the most comprehensive field guide to Australian birds.

    Valued at $49.95 each

  • Kookaburra Bird Pins

    Kookaburra Bird Pins

    We have 50 gorgeous Kookaburra 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. Hurry stocks are limited.

    Valued at $6.95 each

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