Sydney Olympic Park and the Cumberland Bird Observers Club are about to start the 2015 Spring Bird Census, the Park’s annual bird count.
This Census is the fundamental source of data for measuring habitat health. The Census has been conducted at Sydney Olympic Park since 2004 and builds on previous surveys that date back to 1998. Long-term monitoring allows the assessment of trends in bird abundance and diversity, and the performance of management activities.
Since 2004, the Census has been undertaken in partnership with the Cumberland Bird Observers Club. In 2014, 50 volunteers recorded 21,869 birds from the common to the surprising.
We want you!
This year, surveys will take place from 15 September to the 3 November on Tuesday mornings between 7-9am.
Volunteers come with a range of experience; new bird watchers are teamed up with experienced people to hone their identification skills.
A training day is offered on Tuesday, 8 September.
To register your interest to volunteer or for more information, contact the Cumberland Bird Observers Club at www.cboc.org.au/