If you’ve even the slightest interest in birds you may know about the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count http://aussiebirdcount.org.au/ run at the end of Oct every year run by Birdlife Australia. This year the dates are 19-25 Oct so you’ve only got this weekend to submit your sightings (unless you already have!)
It only requires you to spend 20 mins at a site (doesn’t have to literally mean your backyard) and even novices will find it easy. You can also download an app for smartphones. There are prizes to be won too. My daughter and I have done this previously but no prizes yet! We’ll be doing the survey on our property in South Gippsland on Sunday.
If you haven’t done it yet there’s no excuses, get twitching by Sunday!