Outdoor activityBreakfast with the birds

Outdoor activity

Breakfast with the Birds

Our annual breakfast with the birds will look different this year. With restrictions across metropolitan Melbourne late into the year we would like to invite you to take part in Birdlife Australia’s 2020 Aussie Backyard Bird Count in replacement of our usual onsite event.

Our common backyard species give us the best indication of the health of our natural environment – think of birds as a barometer for nature!

That’s why each October, people count how many birds they see within 20 minutes in their backyard, local park, or any other area. This provides a snapshot at the same time each year, allowing us to look at trends in our bird communities, and enabling you to make an important contribution to citizen science from your own home!

Especially important in 2020, the Bird Count is a fun, safe activity that can be enjoyed regardless of the COVID-19 situation in your area. Counting birds isn’t just a fun activity for you and the environment – spending time observing nature has been proven to provide benefits to mental health and well-being. All it takes is 20 minutes in your backyard, local park, or favourite outdoor space – anywhere you can count birds.

Count the birds that are counting on you - register now to be part of the nation’s largest annual citizen science event! To find out more, visit aussiebirdcount.org.au

To Register and Instructions

Download the Aussie Bird Count app from your app store OR take part through the website.

App: search Aussie Bird Count

Website: aussiebirdcount.org.au

Select your location

If you are using a mobile device this will be done with your GPS

Hint: Allow your device to ‘know your location”, and enable wi-fi for more accurate results

Start your count

You don’t have to have a backyard to take part – you can count birds anywhere! We just ask that each count be completed over a 20-minute period.

Record your sightings

You can use the app OR the website. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert – enter the birds you know and look up those you don’t on the built-in field guide.

Submit your checklist

Instantly see live statistics on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species seen right across Australia.

Banyule Information

If you would like information that was collected in Banyule please email your interest to environment@banyule.vic.gov.au




When (outdoor activity)

  • Monday, 19 October 2020 | 12:00 AM - Sunday, 25 October 2020 | 11:59 PM