National Bird Week

It’s National Bird Week between Monday 17 October and Sunday 23 October 2016. National Bird Week is organised and promoted each year by BirdLife Australia. The celebration of National Bird Week has its origins back in the early 1900s when 28 October was first designated by the Royal Australasian Ornithologists Union (now part of BirdLife Australia) as the first ‘Bird Day’.

Umwelt will be celebrating National Bird Week by presenting a series of short articles on threatened bird species. Each day this week we will be choosing a different threatened species from the states and territories in which our offices are located and highlighting their ecology and current threats. Umwelt is also encouraging all staff to participate in the 2016 Aussie Backyard Bird Count which coincides with National Bird Week. Last year over 42,000 people participated in the Backyard Bird Count resulting in over 1,000,000 birds counted. For more information on the Aussie Backyard Bird Count or to register, please go to

Umwelt’s large nation-wide team of ecologists includes numerous passionate bird experts who are highly experienced in conducting bird surveys for threatened and non-threatened species. For more information please contact Principal Ecologist, Shaun Corry ( or National Ecology Leader, Travis Peake (, both on 1300 793 267.