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Join the Great Aussie Bird Count in Bayside to help our feathered friends

Spring is in the air, and it's time to celebrate the beauty and diversity of nature and our native bird life 🐦

As part of our commitment to preserving our local environment and the incredible wildlife that call Bayside home, we are participating in this year's 10th annual Aussie Bird Count.

The Aussie Bird Count is an Australian citizen science initiative that encourages people of all ages to step outside to their favourite spot and spend just 20 minutes observing and counting the birds. This year, you can play an integral role in contributing to bird conservation efforts.

It’s an ideal opportunity to spend time in one of the many beautiful parks and gardens in Bayside while also making a contribution to Australia’s conservation efforts. 

Playing a vital role in collecting essential data on species diversity and populations, the count aims to monitor distribution trends and assess which bird species are thriving and which ones need conservation attention. 

The Aussie Bird Count is a simple, fun activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. It's a chance to bond with loved ones while exploring the wonders of our local environment.

Let's put Bayside on the birdwatching map

We want to make Bayside proud and show Australia the richness of our birdlife. To achieve this, we need your help.

Here's how you can participate in the Aussie Bird Count:

  • Choose Your Spot: Pick your favourite outdoor space in Bayside. It could be along the Bay Trail, Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve, Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary, or even your own backyard.
  • Count the Birds: Spend just 20 minutes quietly observing the birds around you. Take note of their species and the numbers you spot.
  • Share Your Data: Record your findings using the Aussie Bird Count app or the web form. You can participate as many times as you like during the count period (but much sure each count is 20 minutes).

Celebrate our feathered residents and contribute to bird conservation in Bayside. The Aussie Bird Count runs from October 16 to 22 so enjoy some time outdoors and make your birdwatching count.

Visit the Aussie Bird Count's website to find out more on how to participate 

Photo gallery of birds in Bayside