Our native birds are in trouble. Natural habitats are suffering from droughts, floods, land clearing and any number of other threatening processes. Urbanisation typically results in a landscape vastly different from the original, with the original vegetation often surviving only in small pockets.
With our changing gardening styles, loss of natural habitat, and climate change amongst a range of pressures facing our native birds, we are at serious risk of losing a great many of these species. Some bird species simply cannot make the transition into urban areas.
Join thousands of people from 20-26 October 2014 for the AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT â€” BirdLife Australiaâ€™s first nationwide bird survey 20/10/2014 to 26/10/2014.
All you need is 20 minutes, your favourite green patch and some keen eyesight (or binoculars!). The ABBC will provide an important snapshot of the birds that live where people live. This is our first survey, but with each new year we will be able to look at the trends in our bird communities.
Even in this first year though we will make some interesting discoveries â€“ which state has the most birds? Which birds are doing well? Who is not? Record the birds you see on our brand new Aussie Bird Count app (or website) and youâ€™ll instantly see live information on how many people are taking part near you and the number of birds and species counted right across your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia!
Find out more on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count’s website.