CENTRAL Victorian primary students have joined thousands of bird-watchers across the nation to spot millions of the feathered friends.
Winters Flat Primary Students identified everything from magpies to red wattlebirds and sulphur-crested cockatoos as part of the 2020 Aussie Backyard Birdcount.
They were one of 1500 schools to join in the count nationwide, which took place in October.
More than a hundred thousand Australians spotted nearly five million birds over the week-long bird county.
Winters Flat Primary gardening specialist Terry Willis said his students absolutely loved taking part in the count.
"They were really enthusiastic and they wanted to keep doing it even after the week the bird count was over," Mr Willis said.
"They really just took the activity and ran, and were very engaged."
Each class did a bird count for 20 minutes, with a tally of results.
The students spotted about 30 varieties of birds, with eastern rosellas, ravens, magpies and lorikeets the most common sightings.
Rainbow lorikeets were the bird most spotted throughout Australia during the count, with more than half a million recorded.
Winters Flat Primary parent Richard Goonan said the count was a great opportunity for everyone from children to their parents and teachers to discover the biodiversity in urban areas.
Mr Goonan said the more the students learnt about nature the better.
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