It’s time for the Great Aussie Backyard Bird Count again! Time to take your cuppa outside and sit for 20 minutes noting the birds in your back yard.

You don’t even have to know exactly what they are – there is a bird-finder in the app to help identify your birds.

The Count runs from 17th-23rd October, so you have plenty of time yet to sign up, download the app and get started. Go to

Parklands Rangers certainly have plenty of opportunity to contribute to the count, working in some of the best bush parks in the region. We’ll be hoping to spot some of the favourites we’ve been hearing in the past few weeks, like the cackling Noisy Friarbird, the lyrical Grey Shrikethrush, the plain but exquisite Rufous Songlark, to name but a few!

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