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Aussie Bird Count 9.0.4

32.3 MB / 50K+ Downloads / Rating 4.3 - 175 reviews

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Aussie Bird Count APK we provide on this page is original, direct fetch from Google Store. It is compatible with all android devices (required Android 5.0+) and can also be able to install on PC & Mac, you might need an android emulator such as Bluestacks, Andy OS, KOPlayer, Nox App Player, ...

Aussie Bird Count has been published by BirdLife Australia, latest version is 9.0.4, released on 2022-12-05. It's listed in Education category of Google Play Store, getting more than 50000 installs, overall rating is 4.3 (base on 175 reviews).

App Screenshot

App Screenshot

New features

Updated for 2020
Update species information and images

App Description

BirdLife Australia has created the Aussie Backyard Bird Count app for you to take part in Australia’s first nationwide bird survey. For one week each year near the end of October, as part of National Bird Week, join thousands of people as they get to know their local birds and help us discover how our birds are getting on. It only takes 20 minutes in your backyard, neighbourhood park, or favourite green patch to be a part of this exciting event.

All you have to do is sign-up with your name and email address, select your location on the map, and start counting. If you need help identifying birds, use the handy built-in Field Guide. While there are around 800 species of birds in Australia, the Field Guide holds just under 400 species. Try to be as general as possible when searching or typing in bird names to get the best results.

Don’t go away when the Bird Count has finished. You can use the Field Guide year round to learn more about your feathered friends.

Check out the FAQs on our website for more in depth information

To find out about the great work we do at BirdLife Australia and get involved go to

App development by Planticle

App Details

Package name:
Updated: 2 years ago
Compatibility: Android 5.0+
Developer Name: BirdLife Australia
Category: Education
File MD5: 1ED0DEF8DB50201C3214399B64E7D0E0
File SHA1: -1

App Rating

Total 175 reviews


5 ★, on 2014-10-18
Great app. It would be good if you could get a photo of a bird when you search for it by species name, before you have to add it to your list. A social networking plug-in that allowed you to share your sightings might also be a neat feature. :)

2 ★, on 2014-10-19
Can't browse bird details without being in survey or results, and clicking on a species doesn't show me details.

3 ★, on 2014-10-17
It's an interesting app. But I looked what has been submited for my area and there are birds listed that you don't find in NSW let alone this area. People aren't very good at identifying birds.

3 ★, on 2014-10-17
It's a great idea. But the thumbnails are very small and so it's difficult to correctly identify a bird unless you already know what it is. This makes it less interesting for kids. Also : why no seagulls?!

2 ★, on 2017-12-11
An extra star for sterling intentions. All else unworkable. Please include comprehensive conventional guide.

3 ★, on 2014-10-22
The timer doesn't seem to work properly. My 20 minutes went for about an hour. I think the timer stops when the phone goes to sleep. Also can't locate where I am. But the bird list is very user friendly. Hopefully the bugs will be ironed out for next year

5 ★, on 2015-10-08
An app that takes you through 20 minutes of birdwatching. Love it

5 ★, on 2015-10-17
Love it

4 ★, on 2015-10-21
What a fun way to contribute to the research! It does need time to find your location so you need to have your GPS on at least 5mins or more before starting the birdcount. Not sure if you need to also have WiFi access to see map with location. (Nexus 7 2013)

3 ★, on 2015-10-28
The app worked perfectly during the count period, but now it can't access the internet to load the location map. What has happened? The app encouraged me to continue counting but it's now impossible to do that.

3 ★, on 2015-10-19
Added my list, my time counted down. At time zero o couldn't seem to do anything else. Nothing happened when I touched any button. Was my list submitted? No idea. Also couldn't access the 'attached bird list'

5 ★, on 2017-10-04
I love that we can participate in such a great event!

5 ★, on 2016-10-22
Great to be involved. Loved the app, worked perfectly! Look forward to next one, for the birds!

1 ★, on 2016-10-23
I was almost finished my 20 minutes, but then couldn't think of the name of a bird I saw. I tried using your field guide but couldn't find it so decided I'd do a quick Google. Only problem was I then couldn't go back to my count on your app. It sent me back to start again. I had maybe a minute left. Given it's already late dusk on the last day of the count this means I don't get to participate this year. Please fix this for next time.

4 ★, on 2016-10-19
Would be good to be able to go direct to bird guide without having to keep skipping thru size shape etc. A lot of people know the birds name just want to confirm by going directly to the listing in the guide.

Permissions List

Allows applications to open network sockets.
Allows an app to access approximate location.
Allows an app to access precise location.
Allows applications to access information about networks.
Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.



- Minor bug fix
- Update dates for 2020


Minor fixes


Updated field guide


Updated for Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2018


Updated for Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2017


Updated for Aussie Backyard Bird Count 2017

Installation Instructions

Download APK file on this page, then follow these steps:

Step 1: Enable Unknown Sources

  1. In your device Settings page, tap on "Security" or "Applications" (varies with device)
  2. Enable "Unknown Sources" permission
  3. Confirm with "OK"

Step 2: Install and Launch

  1. In your device's "Download" folder, find and tap on the APK file
  2. Tap "Install"on the Android Installer screen
  3. Launch the App


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Why can't I press the Install button? It's grayed out on my Android device!

Disable any screen-dimming apps, like Lux or Twilight. For security reasons, Android will gray out the Install button when an app like that is active.

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Previous Versions

Aussie Bird Count 9.0.4
2022-12-05 / 32.3 MB / Android 5.0+

Aussie Bird Count 7.0.4
2020-09-30 / 28 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 6.0.4
2019-11-12 / 25.4 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 6.0.3
2019-10-15 / 25.4 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 6.0.1
2019-10-09 / 25.3 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 5.0.9
2018-10-22 / 25.5 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 5.0.8
2018-10-18 / 25.5 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 5.0.7
2018-09-28 / 25.5 MB / Android 4.4+

Aussie Bird Count 4.1.0
2017-09-29 / 47.5 MB / Android 4.1+