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Aussie Backyard Bird Count

BE BIRD ALERT is a multi-part event to make it easy to participate in Australia’s biggest Citizen Science event – The Aussie Backyard Bird Count. Whether you’re a novice or a committed twitcher, you’ll enjoy this free event.

COME ALONG at 6.30 on Friday 14 October to the Dungog RSL for an introduction to the bird count. We will also have a short talk by Ingrid Berthold about Citizen Science and local photographer & Birdlife Australia member, Dick Jenkin, will talk about the practical aspects of local bird spotting.

ON SATURDAY MORNING, 15 October, you can join a group to do some bird spotting under the guidance of a bird mentor. This will be a great way for novice bird spotters to get some practical tips and experience out in the field.

ON SATURDAY MORNING, 15 October, finish off at a BIRD BRUNCH at the Dungog Community Garden to compare notes and experiences.

OVER THE NEXT WEEK, 17-23 October, join in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count and record the birds you see on the phone app or on the Aussie Bird Count website.

Who it’s for: Both novice and experienced bird observers.

Introduction and talk – Friday 14 October, 6.30pm at Dungog RSL, 100 Lord St, Dungog.
Mentored bird spotting – Saturday 15 October, AM – time and locations around Dungog will be announced at the Friday night talk.
Bird Breakfast – Saturday 15 October, AM (gold coin donation) – Monday 17–Sunday 23 October.

Booking: No booking is required, however you must attend the Friday night introduction if you want to be part of the bird mentor activity on Saturday morning.

Bird Count Registration: You can register as a counter for the 2016 bird count at the Aussie Backyard Bird Count website. The website also has information about downloading the phone app and field guides and other resources. Click here to check it out.

Cost: Free Friday evening and bird mentor event on Saturday morning (limited places). Saturday brunch is gold coin donation.