In the City
In the City birds use ingenuity to make the most of the new environment, an important refuge as their original habitat disappears. Parks, trees and suburban gardens with shrubs are now important retreats for many birds. Once a year citizen scientists across Australia count the birds in their backyard in The Aussie Backyard Bird Count, a Birdlife Australia initiative to highlight the importance of city and town birds.
Photo:The Rainbow Lorikeet was the number one bird seen across Australia in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count in 2018, the same as in 2017.