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Bathing beauties

June 30, 2016

Making a splash

Making a splash

We love being involved in citizen science projects such as the Aussie Backyard Bird Count, the Wild Pollinator Count and the Bathing Birds survey. This last project has now been expanded to become the Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study, which is a citizen science initiative being conducted by researchers at Deakin University and Griffith University. This study aims to gather data on the effects of supplementary feeding and providing water for birds and the reasons why people provided food and/or water. The results will be used to develop safe guidelines for feeding and watering birds.

The study is due to start on 1st August and run for 4 weeks. You will be asked to monitor the birds visiting your bird baths and/or feeders 3 times a week. To take part, all you have to do is register with the Australian Bird Feeding and Watering Study at their website.

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