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#AussieBirdCount

From 22-28 October 2018, Australians will head into their backyards for BirdLife Australia’s fifth annual 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 2017

  • 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)
  • HouseSparrow
    #6 House Sparrow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • SilverGull
    #7 Silver Gull
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • WelcomeSwallow
    #8 Welcome Swallow
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)
  • Common Myna Square
    #9 Common Myna
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • RedWattlebird
    #10 Red Wattlebird
    Image credit: Georgina Steytler (wildandendangered.com.au)

Top birds by state

  • Rainbow Lorikeet_Jells_Dec13_MG_7111
    QLD, NSW, WA & SA – Rainbow Lorikeet
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • AMagpie_BoolLag_Sept11_MG_3098
    VIC & ACT – Australian Magpie
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks
  • MagpieGoose_Edithvale_Nov10
    NT – Magpie Goose
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

  • TAS – House Sparrow
    Image credit: Andrew Silcocks

Media Kit

2018 Media Kit

2018 Media Releases

MR 1 – Make every bird count, join the Aussie Bird Count 22-28 October
MR2 – Magpies vs. Eagles
MR3 – Australians to discover if Rainbow Lorikeet is still the most common backyard bird
MR5 – Drought drives raptors into urban areas

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 2017 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