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From 16-22 October 2023, Australians will head into their backyards for BirdLife Australia’s annual Aussie Bird Count.

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

Media Contact

For media interviews, image requests or questions, please contact Alex St Claire at SBM via or call 0406 046 471.

2023 Media Releases

Aug 15, 2023 – Australia Post and BirdLife Australia Unite to Celebrate Aussie Bird Count with Commemorative Stamps

Oct 5, 2023 – Contribute to Conservation Through Citizen Science for the 10th Great Aussie Bird Count

Oct 16, 2023 – It’s Time to Step Out and Look Up: The Annual Aussie Bird Count is Here!

Images for Media Use

A selection of general images are available in this folder

You are also welcome to use the images below. Click on the image below to download a high-resolution copy of the file.

Top 10 Birds from 2022
Image(s) must be credited as indicated below.

  • RainbowLorikeet
    #1 Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • NoisyMiner
    #2 Noisy Miner
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (
  • Magpie
    #3 Australian Magpie
    Image credit: Glenn Ehmke
  • Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    #4 Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (
  • Galah
    #5 Galah
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (
  • HouseSparrow
    #6 House Sparrow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (
  • WelcomeSwallow
    #7 Welcome Swallow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (

  • #8 Silver Gull
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (

  • #9 Red Wattlebird
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • Australian White Ibis
    #10 Australian White Ibis
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

Top birds by state

  • Rainbow Lorikeet_Jells_Dec13_MG_7111
    QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & WA – Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • ACT – Sulphur-crested Cockatoo
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • NT – Magpie Goose
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • TAS – House Sparrow
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

Background Information

Check out the results from the 2022 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