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Are you interested in contributing to science and discovery?
Are you interested in biodiversity and conservation?
If you answered yes to these questions, then this page is for you!
The Aussie Backyard Bird Count is on again this year, 21-27 October 2019, to celebrate National Bird Week.
We encourage you to download the free Bird Count app and count birds for only 20 minutes so we get a better understanding of the birds that like to live near us.
Council is partnering with Birds in Backyards, Birdlife Southern Highlands, and Greening Australia to make this count even bigger and better this year!
The count goes for one full week.
To get involved:
Results from 2018 are available as a report below.
The top ten birds in 2018 included the Crimson Rosella, Australian Magpie, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Noisy Miner, Australian King-Parrot, Galah, Common (Indian) Myna*, Pied Currawong, Australian Wood Duck and the Eastern Rosella.
Interestingly, the reporting rate for the Crimson Rosella, Australian Magpie, Australian King-Parrot and Pied Currawong was higher in Wingecarribee when compared with NSW and nationally. The reporting rate is the percentage of surveys where a species was recorded.
The number of introduced bird species recorded was highest in the more populated parts of the shire.
There are data limitations that you should be aware of and these are listed in the report.
2018 Report for Wingecarribee Shire Council (PDF, 2.5MB)
The links below are for other citizen science programs that you may want to get involved in.
FrogID Week 10-18 Nov 2019
Australian Pollinator Week 10-17 Nov 2019
Join with us in looking out for and recording our iconic animals including the Koala, Platypus and Glossy-black Cockatoo.