You’re invited to join in BirdLife Australia’s 2021 Aussie Backyard Bird Count, running October 18 - 24!
Our common backyard species give us the best indication of the health of our natural environment – think of birds as a barometer for nature.
That’s why each October, people count how many birds they see within 20-minutes in their backyard, local park, or bushland area. This provides a snapshot at the same time each year, allowing us to look at trends in our bird communities, and enabling you to make an important contribution to citizen science from your own home.
Shellharbour has a fantastic range of places for spotting a many different kinds of birds, such as at Blackbutt Forest, Bass Point and the along the shores of Lake Illawarra. On Council’s website you can find a copy of the Birds of Lake Illawarra brochure to help you with the identification of local birds.
Count the birds that are counting on you - register now to be part of the nation’s largest annual citizen science event! To find out more, visit aussiebirdcount.org.au.
Event Days and TimesFrom Monday 18th to Sunday 24th October 2021
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