Aussie Backyard Bird Count is a COVID safe activity you can carry out in your own backyard. Whether you get to know your own yard, head to a local park, a patch of forest, farm, main street or beach, within the allowed distance, you can participate from Oct 19 at 12 AM – Oct 25 at 12 PM - 2020. All you need to do is REGISTERon the website.
Count as many times as you like over the week, but you must adhere to each count being completed over a 20 min period. Your data helps and gives BirdLife Australia more of an understanding about birds that live in an area populated by people. If you have any questions, check out theFAQs. Your help doesn't come without some rewards. See the Terms and Conditions HERE to WIN incredible prizes like a Swarovision Swarovski Optik Binoculars, a Create Your Own Flock print, and a selection of enamel pins from BirdLife Australia's Marini Ferlazzo selection.
If you feel strongly about extinction, Thursday 1 October 2020 from 9am to 5pm is the date for you to Join the Plushie Protest for stronger nature laws! We have some incredible bird and wildlife in Australia but also it may surprise you to know we also have one of the worst extinction records on Earth! Sad fact. With our national environment law currently under review; something that happens only once a decade, here's your opportunity to strengthen our laws so they actually protect nature and wildlife.
Pull your toy plushies out and let them speak for you in a time of isolation and protest peacefully by setting up your protest at home with animal toys and miniature signs. Then post a pic of it to social media on the date of the event as aforementioned, and don't forget to tag #beforeitsgone on your social media. Find out full details here, and view the online toolkit. Inject some humour in your signs, a few witty wildlife pun like: I'm soft but our nature laws shouldn't be; Stop toying with extinction; Strong nature laws now – or I'm stuffed!
Save the date, migratory shorebird lovers! 9–10 October 2020 is World Migratory Shorebird Day! Bar-tailed Godwits and other migratory shorebirds of the East Asian-Australasian Flyway face many dangers as they migrate to and from their breeding grounds. Hence the twice a year celebration to commemorate our migratory shorebirds leaving and arriving on our shores. This timeframe will bring an exciting international webinar entitled Inspiring actions for migratory shorebird conservation and will take place on Friday night 9 Oct.
You're invited by Migratory Shorebird Program Manager Steve Klose to come along and learn about the inspiring ideas, innovations and actions in short talks by eight conservationists, working on the ground across the Flyway to save migratory waterbirds. Learn how you can make a difference for shorebirds!