Friday, 20 October 2017

Take part in BirdLife Australia’s Aussie Backyard Bird Count from 23 - 29 October and help Northern Beaches Council discover which birds share our local backyards and outdoor spaces.

Homeowners, renters and visitors, with and without backyards, are encouraged to become citizen scientists for the week and join BirdLife Australia in counting 1.5 million birds in seven days.

This is the third time Council has taken part in the program. The data collected helps to track changes in the local bird population and composition.

Irrawong Reserve, Bangalley Head Reserve, Angophora Reserve, Warriewood Wetland, Long Reef, Jamieson Reserve, Deep Creek Reserve, North Head, Hanging Swamp at North Head and our lagoons are some of the best places to visit and observe local birdlife.

Count anywhere you can see birds — backyards, schoolyards, parks, botanic gardens — at anytime during the week and as many times as you like.

All you need is 20 minutes, the Aussie Bird Count app or the Aussie Bird Count website.

Once counts have been submitted, locals will be able to see the number of birds and species being counted nearby and right across Australia, with real-time updates on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app and website.