Looking for a fun nature activity to do with your kids? Sign up for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count.

Back for its fifth year, the Aussie Backyard Bird Count —22-28 October — is a great way to connect with the birds in your backyard, no matter where your backyard happens to be — a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town.

To get involved all you need is 20 minutes, your favourite outdoor space, and some keen eyesight. Simply record the birds you see on the Aussie Bird Count app or through the Submit a Count tab on their website.

You’ll instantly see live statistics on the number of people taking part and the number of birds and species counted in your neighbourhood and the whole of Australia. Not only will you get to know your feathered neighbours, but you’ll be contributing to a vital pool of information from across the nation that will help see how Australian birds are faring.

For more information visit http://aussiebirdcount.org.au or check out the BirdLife Australia Facebook page.