Parkes Shire Council is once again calling on the local community to spend 20 minutes in their backyards or local outdoor spaces this October and count the birds they see for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, during National Bird Week from 21-27 October.
Using the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app can help you identify our local birds based on their size, colour and location. The aim is to count more than three million birds in seven days.
The app is easy to download and use, and local counters will be able to see live statistics and information on who is taking part nationally and nearby, and the number of birds and species being counted through the app and website.
Parkes has several great local birding spots including Bushmans Dam, PAC Park, Memorial Hill, Bumberry Dam, Bushmans Hill and Goobang National Park.