Susanne says: Count me in

September 25, 2014

Local woman, Susanne Hughes is taking part in National Bird Week, by taking part in the first ever Aussie Backyard Bird Count, and is inviting other Bingara people to take part.

finchFrom 20 – 26 October, thousands of people from across the country are heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite open green spaces to take count local birds.

To get involved all you need is 20 minutes and some keen eyesight or binoculars.

Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on a new Aussie Bird Count app (free download available in October) or on the Aussie Bird Count website, aussiebirdcount.org.au

You’ll instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species counted not just across your neighbourhood but the whole of Australia.

Not only will you get to know your feathered friends, but you’ll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help us see how Australian birds are faring.

Birds are unique indicators of environmental health. If they are doing well, then so are we.

So get your friends and family together, head into the great outdoors and start counting!