The Guardian in collaboration with BirdLife Australia is currently running their second Australian Bird of the Year poll where readers can vote for their favorite feathered fauna among the 50 nominated species. To help voters make their decision, The Guardian has also published numerous articles (accompanied by stunning photographs), videos, and other content shedding light on the country's diverse avians. Although this series focuses on species in the land down under, bird lovers around the world are likely to enjoy it. At the link above readers will find a roundup of all the content related to the current year's ongoing poll that has been published thus far. These include profiles of many different species, such as the cassowary and the budgerigar, stories about individual birds such as a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Pirate, and articles about the conservation challenges faced by some species like the regent honeyeater and the eastern curlew, both of which are critically endangered. As of this write-up, the 2019 Australian Bird of the Year poll recently finished its first round of voting, but those interested can follow along or even join in the voting for the remainder of the event.
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