The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a fun event for bird watchers of all ages and abilities, from beginners to experts. The annual GBBC will be held Friday, Feb. 16, through Monday, Feb. 19. Participants are needed! To help, you will need to count birds for at least 15 minutes (or longer if you wish) for one or more days of the four-day event. You can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.
Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing and how to protect them.
Need more information?
- Attend the “Beyond the Backyard: All About the Great Backyard Bird Count Webinar” on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 1 to 2 p.m. E.T. Panelists will explain how to participate in this exciting global event and how participation might extend past your back door.
- Visit the GBBC website.
Photo at top: Northern cardinal. Photo by Frank Beres. Photo provided by the NYS DEC.