The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is fast approaching and the call has gone out for people to get involved in what is the largest citizen science event in Australia.

Over 88,000 people participated in the event last year and counted almost 3.4 million birds. This year, BirdLife Australia is hoping more than 100,000 Aussies will take part.

The Bird Count is part of National Bird Week which is run from Monday, October 19 to Sunday, October 25 by of BirdLife Australia’ which is the nation’s largest bird conservation organisation with the clear aim to stop extinctions.

Anyone and everyone can get involved with the Aussie Bird Count – all you need is 20 minutes, a favourite outdoor area, some keen eyesight and the Aussie Bird Count app or website.

National Bird Week has run for more than 100 years, making it one of Australia’s longest running community conservation events – and this year, with many people stuck at home, it’s never been a better time for us to get involved and be part of this massive community event.

Last year’s top 3 bird sightings in NSW were the Rainbow Lorikeet followed by the noisy miner and the sulphur crested cockatoo.

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