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Join the great Aussie Backyard Bird Count

Magpies on the clothesline and Rainbow lorikeets in the bottlebrush trees, how many birds can you spot in your garden this week?

Join the great Aussie Backyard Bird Count
How many birds can your spot in 20 minutes in your garden?

This week is National Bird Week, taking place between Monday 18 October and Sunday 24 October.

Director of Conservation and Wildlife, Lisien Loan said that the count is a great way to discover the abundance of birds in your own back yard, and is also an opportunity to explore further afield in your local national park.

“All you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space where you can count birds, and keen eyesight,” she said.

For counters having difficulty identifying a particular species, Birdlife Australia have the ‘Aussie Bird Count’ app.

The app also provides live statistics and information on how many people in the local area are taking part in the count, along with the number of birds and species counted across Australia.

Once counts have been submitted, participants 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.

There are nearly 70 NPWS parks with 150km of the CBD and 360 parks across South Australia, providing lots of opportunities to people to get outdoors and spot some local native birds.

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count, run by BirdLife Australia, is one of Australia's biggest citizen science events.

For more information about the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, visit Birdlife Australia

To find your local national park, visit SA National Parks and Wildlife Service