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#AussieBirdCount

From 23-29 October 2017, Australians will head into their backyards for the fourth annual BirdLife Australia Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

Help us shine a light on Aussie birds and the Australians who love them.

Images for Media Use
Media Kit
Media Releases
Pre-recorded Video and Audio Interviews
Background Information

Media Contact

For media interviews, image requests or questions, please contact Jack Walden at the c word via jack@thecword.com.au or call 0428 300 090

Images for Media Use

Click on the image(s) below to download a high-resolution file via Dropbox.

Image(s) must be credited as indicated below.

Top 10 Birds from 2016

  • RainbowLorikeet
    #1 Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • NoisyMiner
    #2 Noisy Miner
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • Magpie
    #3 Australian Magpie
    Image Credit: Glenn Ehmke
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    #4 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • Galah
    #5 Galah
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • RedWattlebird
    #6 Red Wattlebird
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • HouseSparrow
    #7 House Sparrow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • Common Myna Square
    #8 Common Myna
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • SilverGull
    #9 Silver Gull
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • WelcomeSwallow
    #10 Welcome Swallow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)

Top Birds by state

  • Rainbow Lorikeet_Jells_Dec13_MG_7111
    QLD, NSW, WA & SA’s top bird – Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • AMagpie_BoolLag_Sept11_MG_3098
    VIC & ACT’s top bird – Australian Magpie
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • MagpieGoose_Edithvale_Nov10
    NT top bird – Magpie Goose
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • CBlackbird_Seaford_July11_MG_8600
    TAS top bird – Common Blackbird
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

Media Kit

Download the 2017 Aussie Backyard Bird Count Media Kit

2017 Media Releases

11/9 – MR 1 – Spring into the Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Pre-recorded Video and Audio Interviews

Index of interviews with links to download

Holly Parsons, BirdLife Australia (Manager of Birds in Backyards)
Full interview (14 questions) – 5 min 51 seconds (1.85GB)

Sean Dooley, BirdLife Australia (Editor, Australian Birdlife Magazine)
Full interview (12 questions) – 10 min 12 seconds (3.54 GB)

Overlay of Sean & Holly Bird watching (17 mins 17 seconds, 6.44 GB)

Background Information

Check out the results from the 2015 Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

Learn more about attracting native birds to your garden.

For more information about Aussie birds visit the BirdLife Australia or Birds in Backyards websites.

Download the Aussie Bird Count app