In a few days the Aussie Backyard Bird Count begins. It’s an annual activity for all ages and involves observing and counting the birds that live near you – whether that’s in a garden, the local park, or even a town centre. By capturing the participants observations within a 20-minute period, BirdLife Australia develops an understanding of local birds, and you get to know the local wildlife better!
To answer all the questions, Royal Institution Of Australia Editor-in-Chief Ian Connellan talks Sean Dooley, the National Public Affairs Manager for Birdlife Australia, and a noted author. His first book was 2005's The Big Twitch, the story of his attempt to break the Australian record for the number of birds seen in Australia in a single year.
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