Backyard Blog

Follow our Backyard Blog for stories about the #AussieBirdCount from across the country. And join the conversation with #AussieBirdCount on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Australians find fairies at the bottom of their gardens

Aussie Backyard Bird Count and runs throughout National Bird Week, 22-28 October, and the aim is to count more than 2 million birds in 7 days including fairy-wrens.

Drought drives raptors into urban areas

Figures from past the four years of the #AussieBirdCount data revealed 27 of Australia's 34 raptor species have been spotted in capital cities.

Record count during 2017 National Bird Week

During BirdLife Australia’s National Bird Week, Australians worked together to count an average of 300 birds per minute as part of the week-long Aussie Backyard Bird Count, one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects.

Download the Aussie Bird Count app