Bird watching at home
We've got some great resources to help you and the family get started with birdwatching!
Video: Bird watching for beginners
What you need to get started
- Your eyes and ears
- Binoculars (if you have some)
- Notepad and pen
- Bird guide or our bird survey forms (below)
- Birds of the Central West survey sheet (PDF 392kb) Use this sheet to record your bird sightings
- Woodland Birds of the Central West identification guide (PDF 946kb) A handy guide to help work out the different species.
Websites to log your results
- Birdata (free) - comprehensive bird watching website and app
- Merlin Bird ID (free) - provides assistance with bird ID and a library of bird calls
Join the Swift Parrot Search
If you are located in the southern half of the Central West Local Land Services, please consider joining the Swift Parrot Search (on the Birdata App) if survey points are located in your local area and within NSW Government travel guidelines. This critically endangered parrot is currently feeding on flowering Eucalypts in the region and observations of these birds are critical to their survival in the wild.
For further information on the Swift Parrot visit out Securing the Swift Parrot project webpage. This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Program.
For information and tips on birdwatching contact May Whittall email@example.com.
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