Join the Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2019

News Update 6 September 2019

The City of South Perth is inviting the community to take part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

From 21-27 October 2019, a diverse group of Australians will be asked to help BirdLife Australia count the birds that share their urban, rural and regional backyards as part of the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count, being held during National Bird Week.

Using the specially designed app, which helps people identify local birds based on size, colour and location, the aim is to count more than three million birds in seven days.

The count, which has risen in popularity over the past five years to become one of Australia’s largest citizen science projects, gives Australians a chance to take a break from their busy everyday lives and spend 20 minutes in their favourite outdoor spaces.

The updated Aussie Bird Count app (available from 1 October) allows you to take part anywhere - not just backyards, but in local parks, botanical gardens, schoolyards or beaches, wherever you might see birds. The national total will be updated in real time, and the app allows you to see which species are being seen in your local area.

Register online to get involved.

Start spreading the word with #AussieBirdCount.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.