Everyone is welcome to get involved in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, which asks participants to watch and count the number of birds they see over a 20-minute period.
Run by BirdLife Australia, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from 19 to 25 October, which is also National Bird Week.
The count can happen anywhere participants consider their ‘backyard’ – this may be a local park, a patch of bush, on the main street of town, or your actual back yard. The main thing is that you stay in the same place for the 20 minutes – you can’t take a walk and do the count.
For those that consider the Wimmera River their ‘backyard’, springtime is a wonderful season to spot a wide variety of water and inland birds which choose to nest there.