Friday 24th January 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday 24th January 3:00pm - 6:00pm
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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 19-25 October 2020, to celebrate National Bird Week.
Participants count birds for 20 minutes and can do as many surveys as they want over the week. This annual count provides an understanding of the birds that like to live near us.
Visit Aussie Backyard Bird Count for more information, or download the reports listed below.
Results from previous years are available 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 numbers of introduced bird species recorded were 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)
2015 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.