BirdLife Australia has created the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app for you to take part in Australia’s first nationwide bird survey. For one week each year near the end of October, as part of National Bird Week, join thousands of people as they get to know their local birds and help us discover how our birds are getting on. It only takes 20 minutes in your backyard, neighbourhood park, or favourite green patch to be a part of this exciting event.

All you have to do is sign-up with your name and email address, select your location on the map, and start counting. If you need help identifying birds, use the handy built-in Field Guide. While there are around 800 species of birds in Australia, the Field Guide holds just under 400 species. Try to be as general as possible when searching or typing in bird names to get the best results.

Don’t go away when the Bird Count has finished. You can use the Field Guide year round to learn more about your feathered friends.

Check out the FAQs on our website for more in depth information

To find out about the great work we do at BirdLife Australia and get involved go to

App development by Planticle

What’s New

Version 5.0.8

Updated field guide

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Brushe ,

Great App

A bit more tweaking for next year as suggested by others. Bird call Id, keeping list for next day, being able to review & correct later when find have misidentified a bird especially if your a novice. Otherwise was a great improvement, gets better each year. Love doing it & helps our birds.


Could be much more user friendly

The app is good but an important and simple improvement would be if it kept your list of birds for each day and had them starting at 0. Then you would only need to + the number as you saw them and add any new ones. Adding every species (over 20 for me) every day by searching was a pain in the ....

1936Clare ,


It would be better if there was a search bar and you could search for the species of bird by just typing the name of it, and if there was a mode in which the layout is like a field guide. If there was audios of bird calls that would be very helpful.


BirdLife Australia Ltd.
66.9 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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