Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Join the tens of thousands of Australians heading into their backyards, local parks and favourite outdoor spaces between 18 and 24 October to take part in this exciting event.

All it takes is 20 minutes and some keen eyesight or binoculars. And you can count as many times as you like over the week.

Simply record the birds you see on the 'Aussie Bird Count' app, which will help you identify and count as many birds as you can.

Our common backyard species give us the best indication of the health of our natural environment – think of birds as a barometer for nature!

You can also win some great prizes by submitting a count. 

To register or find out more about the bird count visit

Learn about what we found in our area during the 2020 count


  • Monday, 18 October 2021 | 06:00 AM - Sunday, 24 October 2021 | 08:00 PM


Your backyard, local park or school