Join the Aussie bird count

As part of the national Aussie Bird Count week, which runs from October 15-22, Brimbank council will be hosting a guided twilight bird survey at Sydenham Park.

Now in its tenth year, the Aussie Bird Count is Australia’s largest annual citizen science event, with around 100,000 people participating each year.

The Aussie Bird Count will be used to help Brimbank council and BirdLife Australia develop an understanding of local birds.

Participants will be using the Aussie Bird Count App to record what birds are spotted during the survey.

Participants are reminded to, wear a pair of sturdy shoes, long trousers, long sleeve top and hat, dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and snacks if needed, use the bathroom before arrival as there are no toilets in the park, and are recommended to register for the Aussie Bird Count and download the app.

The bird count event is open to beginners. Kids are welcome, but must be supervised. No dogs are allowed as the park is a nature reserve.

The Aussie Bird Count will take place on Thursday, October 19, from 5.30-7pm at the Keilor Public Golf Course, 540 Calder Freeway in Keilor North.

Registration is required.