You'd be forgiven for missing the fact that we are already well into National bird week! It started on Monday (October 20th) and runs till Sunday (October 26th)
To coincide with bird week, Birdlife Australia and Birds in Backyards have created the first ever backyard bird count. Get involved! Its easy, there is even an app with a bird guide built in (of the 400 most common species) so you don't have to be an expert to participate. Already over 250000 birds have been reported!
On another birdy note, the 2014 Australasian bird fair is coming up on the weekend of October 25th-26th. The event will be run out of The Armory at Sydney Olympic Park with events all over the park and a shuttle bus between locations (including a stop at the car park!) Its $15 per day or $25 for a weekend pass although you can also get a discount for booking online. There will be loads on from serious talks to less serious sessions (The Bird Brains Quiz with Sean Dooley springs to mind) and fun activities (meet some birds)
Please count at report Cockies http://tiny.cc/17c4nx & Ibis http://tiny.cc/15c4nx across Australia!