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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

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by Marina Marangos (subscribe)
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Birds - only the feathered kind here please
This is on this week the 20th to the 26th of October and it is something that we can all do - count our backyard birds.

This is a fantastic initiative of the Citizen Science Network Australia, which has been formed to help members of the public collect (and sometimes even analyse) data for specific projects in collaboration with scientists.

There are lots of projects going on all over Australia and of course it is up to citizens who have ideas about collecting material to come forward with more.

Currently there are 60 Citizen Science projects based in Australia. The projects are diverse; ranging from transcribing historic weather journals from the comfort of your home via Weather Detective to birding at your favourite location and entering your lists on Eremaea eBird.

This is one which I am particularly excited about because since moving to Australia I have loved to see and identify the birds in my backyard. But you don't really need to be a bird watcher or to have any skills in identifying the birds, though I am sure we can all manage a fair amount which are so familiar to us. It is all about recording what we see around us - literally in our backyard and it is as easy as one two three.

There is an app which you can down load from the Apple or Google store which looks like this:

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count App


Go to the website for more info!

Get out there, with a cup of tea, a favourite tipple and record your birds - the feathered ones only please.
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Why? Because birds matter
When: 20th to the 26th of October 2014
Where: In everyone's back yard
Cost: Free
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