Check out the birds in your backyard

Make every bird count this spring by taking part in BirdLife Australia’s third annual Aussie backyard bird count.

From 17-23 October 2016, thousands of Australians will be heading into their backyards, local parks, or favourite outdoor spaces to take part.

NACC in partnership with the Shires of Northampton and Chapman Valley is organising a Backyard Bird Walk at two locations in preparation for the Big Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

Rainbow bee eater. Picture: Birdlife Australia
Rainbow bee eater. Picture: Birdlife Australia

Community members are invited to join us at either Nanson (Chapman Valley Historical Museum) or Northampton (Eco Hut) on the morning of Sunday, 16 October, to learn how to document your bird sightings using the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app or website.

The events start at 8.30am with a guided bird walk followed by morning tea.

Can’t get to our event? Not to worry!

BirdLife Australia have created a great website with clear instructions on how to get counting. To get involved all you need is 20 minutes, your outdoor space of choice, and some keen eyesight or binoculars.

Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app or website.

You’ll instantly be able to see live statistics on how many people are taking part 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 us see how Australian birds are faring.

You can do as many counts as you like over the week, and every bird counted makes a difference!

Last year more than one million birds were spotted—how many can we see in 2016?

Go to the website for more information or download the Aussie Bird Count app.

For more information or to please RSVP for the Bird Walk contact Marieke Jansen on 0437 880 384 or (E)

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