You can register to take part by following this link (scroll down once it opens) there’ll be a free bird identifier app too.
Here’s what they say:
Celebrate National Bird Week 2014 by taking part in the biggest citizen science project to hit Aussie shores. From 20 - 26 October, thousands of people from across the country are heading out into their backyards, local parks or favourite open green spaces to take part in the first ever AUSSIE BACKYARD BIRD COUNT!
To get involved all you need is 20 minutes and some keen eyesight or binoculars. And it doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert — we’ll be there to help you out along the way. Simply record the birds you know and look up those you don’t on our new Aussie Bird Count app (free download available in October) or on our website. You’ll instantly see live statistics and information on how many people are taking part and the number of birds and species counted not just across your neighbourhood but the whole of Australia.
Not only will you get to know your feathered friends, but you’ll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help us see how Australian birds are faring. Birds are unique indicators of environmental health. If they are doing well, then so are we.
So get your friends and family together, head into the great outdoors and start counting!