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From 18-24 October 2021, Australians will head into their backyards for BirdLife Australia’s annual Aussie Backyard 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 Bronte Ryan at Fifty Acres via or call 0411 297 059.

2021 Media Releases

Sep 6, 2021 – Aussie Backyard Bird Count captures important details of small bird decline
Sep 20, 2021 – Hatching the next generation of bird lovers in next month’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count
October 13, 2021 – BirdLife Australia attempts to break the national record of bird counters in a day

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 2020
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 (
  • SilverGull
    #8 Silver Gull
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (
  • Common Myna Square
    #9 Common Myna
    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 – Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • AMagpie_BoolLag_Sept11_MG_3098
    ACT – Australian Magpie
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • NT – Magpie Goose
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • TAS – House Sparrow
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • New Holland Honeyeater
    WA – New Holland Honeyeater
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

Background Information

Check out the results from the 2020 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