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Bird­watch­ing boom

Bird­watch­ing has been boom­ing down un­der dur­ing lock­down! So much so, in fact, that it’s ac­tu­ally aid­ing con­ser­va­tion ef­forts. With the clo­sure of ma­jor cities, more peo­ple have been spend­ing time in the great out­doors and their own gar­dens, and tak­ing up bird­watch­ing, as a re­sult. In a beau­ti­ful twist to this mis­er­able pan­demic, as more novice bird­watch­ers have been log­ging their spots on var­i­ous apps, a colos­sal amount of fresh data is be­ing used now to aid con­ser­va­tion ef­forts fol­low­ing Aus­tralia’s dev­as­tat­ing bush­fires ear­lier this year. What a ‘tweet’ story!

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