Birds and biodiversity

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One of my favorite birds on our farm is the inquisitive and playful Grey Fantail.

I’ve got to admit somewhere deep inside me there is some sort of twitcher hiding.

(A twitcher is a type of birder who seeks to add as many species as possible to their life list, often without detailed or long-term observation of individual birds.)

I don’t travel vast distances looking to add birds to my life list, my twitching bent is more localised, recording the birds that visit our farm really fascinates me.

This week is the Aussie Backyard Bird Count ran by Birdlife Australia. So grab your bird book, download the app, whatever is your thing, and get out there and get counting.

Birds are a critical part of our biodiversity if we don’t know what is out there how can we know what to look after?

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