Friday, 10 October 2014



This month join thousands of other ‘citizen scientists’ around Australia and identify and count your backyard birds.

Birdlife Australia are asking Australians to take part in a nation-wide count of the birds in your backyard in a survey to assess the state of Australian birds from Oct 20-26 in what will become an annual event.

A special app has been designed to allow Aussies to enter their data or you can submit it on line at

Not sure of what bird species are in your yard, the app will try to help you identify them.
The Sunshine Coast local branch of Birdlife is offering to help you learn to identify your local birds by holding bird walks at a selection of local sites at 8am on Saturday 25th Oct.
Short walks will be held at :-

Maleny Showground (meet main entrance)- please confirm attendance with John Malings at 5435 2757 or email

Park Lakes, Bli Bli – Public Park, Park Lakes Drive – please confirm attendance with Ken Cross at 54457881 or email

Turner Park, Beerwah (meet at Lilly pond behind Library) - please confirm attendance with Mike Haddrell on 0429835413 or email

Jabiru Park & Fearnley Bird Hide, Lake Macdonald, end of Grange Road (off Cooroy-Noosa Road), 10 km west of Tewantin, 5 km east of Cooroy. Please confirm attendance with Russ Lamb at 54730634 or email 

Palmwoods Old Orchard estate ponds -meet corner of Old Orchard Drive and Petigrew Ave  - join  Robyn and Geoffrey Combes 54459986 or

Lilyponds, Mapleton -meet car park of Lilyponds, around the corner from the hotel  - join  Bernie Collins 5445 7127 or email

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