2021 Prize Winners Announced

Everyone who registered for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count and then submitted at least one checklist during Bird Week went in the running to win one of our incredible prizes – and the winners are in! 

Please note: all prize winners have already been privately contacted to confirm their win. 


Grand prize: 1 pair of Swarovski Optik NL 8×32 binoculars (valued at $3,190)

A big congratulations to D. Miniutti of NSW, who is the winner of the grand prize of a pair of Swarovski Optik NL 8×32 binoculars.

Swarovski Optik binoculars turn every moment into an experience. Each pair is set to the highest standards in terms of optics, design, functionality, and quality.

To learn more about Swarovski Binoculars or find a stockist near you, head over to the Swarovski Optik website.


3 lucky winners got to choose from one of three A1 prints by acclaimed Aussie artist, Pete Cromer (valued at $350 each)

  • J. Robertson, NSW
  • K. Tomkins, NSW
  • M. Yamamoto, Qld 

Pete’s work is renowned for his signature bursts of glowing colour and beautiful textures, all reflected in his bold collages, paintings and sculptures.

Shop the Pete Cromer website to get your very own stunning Pete Cromer fine art print. 


3 winners each received a Wingspan boardgame pack, including the base boardgame and the Oceania expansion, from Stonemaier Games (valued at $120 each) 

  • Z. Bandukwala, NSW
  • M. Broadbent, Vic
  • M. Lenton, NSW

Stonemaier Games is a tabletop game publisher that make unique, inclusive games with a focus on strategy and event games.

Buy your own copy of Wingspan or check out what else is on offer at the Stonemaier Games Aussie e-store


One winner received a large “create your own flock” fine art print from Eggpicnic (valued at $295)

  • S. Golinski, Qld

Eggpicnic produce fine art prints and public art to end wildlife extinction through education. They aim to capture the beauty of the natural world with the hope of inspiring others to protect it. Eggpicnic actively support conservation programs within Australia with profits from their work donated to support scientific research.

Whether you’re after a whole flock or a single bird, you will find an incredible array of Australian native bird species on the Eggpicnic website. 

4 winners received a garden ornament from Metalbird (valued at $69 each)

  • M. McRae, NSW
  • A. Morse, ACT
  • S. Jantos, NSW
  • J. Stallard, NSW 

Metalbird is all about capturing the simple beauty of our precious native Australian bird life and bringing a smile to people’s faces. Gardens and plants are the heart of Australian homes, and they want their garden décor to add simple pieces of beauty, small comforts and moments of joy.

Visit the website to shop the Metalbird flock.

One lucky winner received a large Kookaburra print scarf from Wildlifescarves (valued at $165)

  • A. Warren, Vic

Made from a luxurious blend of 15% cashmere and 85% modal, these digitally printed, limited edition scarves faithfully ​​reproduce photographer Warren Wilson’s stunning images and represent the junction of art and creativity.

Swoop over to wildlifescarves.com to get yourself a soft and stylish bird scarf today.

A big congratulations to all of the lucky prize winners from this years Count, and a huge thank you to all of our incredible prize sponsors for supporting this beloved event.

And if you haven’t already, be sure to add the 2022 Aussie Backyard Bird Count to your calendar – it’ll be back October 17-23, 2022!

Download the Aussie Bird Count app