Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2015 results
From the 19-25 October 2015 over 42,000 nature-loving Australians took time out of their busy schedules to enjoy the birds around them resulting in over 1,000,000 birds counted for the second annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count.
The Top 10 most common bird species in Australia remained unchanged from last year, with the Rainbow Lorikeet once again taking out the number one spot. There were minor changes in the order of some of the top 10 birds – Common Myna, Galah and Silver Gull were bumped down a place or two, with House Sparrow, Red Wattlebird and the Welcome Swallow moving up the list.
Other notable changes occurred in some of the state’s Top 3 birds, with the Budgerigar failing to make the Top 3 for the NT and being replaced by the Rainbow Lorikeet. The Australian White Ibis lost its place in QLD to the Plumed Whistling Duck. In the ACT the Galah and Crimson Rosella were replaced with the Magpie-lark and the Pied Currawong. And in WA the Silver Gull had its spot in the Top 3 taken by the Galah. The Top 3 bird species remained the same in VIC, TAS, NSW & SA.
To find out more about the bird sightings in your state and around Australia, download the species list below.
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be back again next year from the 17-23 October 2016.
You can download the 2015 results here
You can download species list for Australia here