Get involved in National Bird Week

News Update 26 September 2017

To celebrate BirdLife Australia’s National Bird Week and Aussie Backyard Bird Count, 23-29 October 2017, City of South Perth environment officers will lead a free guided walk along the unique Waterford foreshore through parklands and remnant wetlands to observe and record birds.

Commencing 9am Sunday 29 October at Curtin University Boat Club in Salter Point, information gathered during the survey will be sent to BirdLife Australia and will be used in their ongoing monitoring programs.

Participants can expect to observe up to 40 species in the area including Osprey, Black Swans, Grebes, Great Egret, Australian Darters and maybe even a Stirated Pardalote.

The walk is approximately 3km on sealed pathways and suitable for people with a general level of fitness. Families and children (supervised) are encouraged to attend.
If you have your own binoculars please bring them along. A light morning tea will be provided.

By taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count — you will be joining thousands of people from across the country who will be heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite outdoor spaces to take part.

Anyone can take part in the Bird Count all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space (this doesn’t have to be your actual backyard), and some keen eyesight. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert. Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on the ‘Aussie Bird Count’ app or website. You’ll instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part near you and the number of birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia.

Not only will you get to know your feathered neighbours, but you’ll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help BirdLife Australia see how Australian birds are faring.

Register for the City's free guided walk here.

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