There are two ways to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

1. You can submit your counts directly through this page. The count form on this page won’t be live until the 16 October — still giving you plenty of time to get familiar with it before the Aussie Backyard Bird Count officially starts on the 23 October.

2. You can download the Aussie Bird Count app. The app currently functions as a Field Guide/Bird Finder. The full version of the app will be available from 1 October.

In the meantime, why not learn more about attracting native birds to your backyard through bird-friendly gardening, or practise your bird ID and get to know the birds in your backyard by downloading the Aussie Bird Count app and using the Field Guide function.

Download the Aussie Bird Count app