Closing comment – Count continues with 500,000 birds spotted during #AussieBirdCount

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Caspian Terns, Cockatoos, Cockatiels, Common Mynas, and Crested Bellbirds are some of the c-word birds counted so far as part of the first-ever Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

More than 500,000 birds have been spotted across the country as part of our client BirdLife Australia’s national citizen science project, which continues over the weekend in the final days of National Bird Week!

Our crew have spent the week generating coverage about the national count starting with a live broadcast from Melbourne on Monday morning, bird dates with radio, television and newspaper journalists and producers, and constant refreshing of the app to track the steady flow of data.

BillBailleyandJudyHArringtonFollowing the official launch in a pop up backyard at the Sydney Opera House (attended by UK Comedian and Aussie Bird Lover Bill Bailey) support from around the country has been phenomenal.

Here are some highlights from the coverage and social media conversations so far:

Make sure you take 20 minutes this weekend to contribute to the count and tell us how many birds you spot!

Cheers, Jack & the c word crew

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