It Is Once Again Time to Vote For Bird of the Year

Which feathered friend will take it home this year?

Photo: Nigel Killeen

Australia’s most important survey has returned. After having a quiet 2020 like most of us, The Guardian/BirdLife Australia poll will start back up again from 27th September.

2017 was a huge year for the poll, with the Magpie fighting off a large public campaign that got behind the ‘Bin Chicken’ (White Ibis), and in 2019 we saw the Black-Throated Finch take home the gold.

Guardian Australia’s last Bird of the Year poll was in 2019, just before the catastrophic bushfires took hold of a large part of Australia, and took a toll on Australia’s bird population.

Birds in the running this year include the Gang-gang Cockatoo, Gouldian Finch, Australian Pelican, Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo, Australian Brush Turkey, and many more.

Vote for the Bird of the Year here.

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Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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