Have you got a spare 20 minutes once a week to monitor your birdbath in winter and summer?
National Parks Association of New South Wales in partnership with BirdLife Australia’s Birds in Backyards Program and The University of Sydney proudly presents a citizen science initiative: Bathing Birds. With this exciting initiative we will be exploring which birds are using birdbaths, how it changes between seasons and how our gardening habitats are influencing which birds are present. The winter Bathing Birds survey starts on Friday the 27th of June and finishes on Sunday the 27th of July. During this period we would like you to record what birds visit your birdbath for a 20 minute period, up to 3 times a week.
View our Questions & Answers page to find out more about why this project is important and how you can participate.
What you will do as Bathing Bird's citizen scientistFollow the PDF how-to guides below
Your Garden Location PDF
Mark the location of your birdbath on our map
Your Garden Information PDF
Answer our questionnire about your garden
Your Bird Sightings PDF
Record your bathing birds sightings!
Image courtesy of citizen scientist, Robyn
The Koala Count results are in!
Thank you to all our citizen scientists who participated in the Great Koala Count. From the data collected we have compiled the following reports:
|All LGAs Together||73.8MB|
|Port Stephens LGA||9.8MB|
|South Eastern Queensland, 5 LGAs||10.6MB|