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.


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
Ballina LGA 9.9MB
Byron LGA 11.5MB
Gunnedah LGA 11.1MB
Kyogle LGA 11.2MB
Lismore LGA 10.3MB
Port Stephens LGA 9.8MB
South Eastern Queensland, 5 LGAs 10.6MB
Tweed LGA 10.2MB