Aussie backyard bird count 18th October 2021 - 24th October 2021

A Superb fairy wren perched on the blades of a small grassy bush. A compact bird with  brilliant blue markings around its head area, with a black and white body and tail. Image by Janine Jungfels.

Reoccurring Event

Occurs weekly at 12.00am - 11.59pm

Location

City of Logan (all areas)

Cost

Free


About this event

Help BirdLife Australia create a bright future for Australia's birds as you take part in the 2021 Aussie backyard bird count from 18 to 24 October. 

Along with birdwatchers in many other cities across Australia you'll watch and count birds in your own backyard and other areas near you. These might include places like:

  • your garden
  • the local park
  • a beach
  • even your town centre.

By recording the birds you've seen within a 20-minute period you will help BirdLife Australia to better understand local birds and conserve their populations. Better yet, you'll get to know the wildlife on your very own doorstep. 

How to take part

  1. To take part, set aside 20 minutes to stand or sit in one spot, and note down all the birds that you see. Do this at any time or place during National Bird Week, 18 to 24 October 2021.
  2. You will need to count the number of each species you spot. For example, you might see 4 Australian magpies, 2 rainbow lorikeets and a sulphur-crested cockatoo.
  3. Submit your bird count through an online web form on the Aussie Bird Count website or use the free Aussie Bird Count app. 

Register today

How to identify birds

To help you identify birds, keep a copy of the Bird places of Logan brochure (PDF 2.5 MB) handy. The brochure features birds spotted at 39 areas across the City of Logan. It also lists the best local bird watching sites, along with barbecues and other facilities. 

If you would like us to post you a hard copy of the Bird places of Logan brochure please email environment@logan.qld.gov.au or call 07 3412 4491. This brochure was produced in partnership with BirdLife Southern Queensland and Birds Queensland.

When you consider that more than one third of bird species in Australia have been spotted in the City of Logan, there’s plenty of reasons to take part. Whether you're at the Eagleby and Berrinba Wetlands, local parks and nature reserves or in your own backyard, there are plenty of beautiful places to locate and identify bird species in the City of Logan. 

Logan City Council is proud to sponsor this event run by BirdLife Australia. 

BirdLife Australia is Australia's largest bird conservation charity. It's core purpose is to stop the extinction of Australia's birds. 

Image credit: Superb Fairy Wren by Janine Jungfels.

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