Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Great Backyard Bird Count, February 12-15

Add your birding counts to the Great Backyard Bird Count this year (White-winged Crossbills photographed during a GBBC by Nick Saunders).
Birders from around the world participate during the GBBC.

It’s time to look ahead to the next big birding community event: The annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which is scheduled for February 12 to 15 – President’s Day weekend in the United States. During last year’s 2020 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) a total of 268,674 birders from 194 countries participated and counted millions of birds! How many? More than 27 million birds (27,270,156 birds) including 6,942 species! Every birder who participates is very important, so if you have been a loyal participant, please start gearing up for this year’s GBBC, and if you would like to join the fun for the first time, “Welcome!”

This truly global event is co-sponsored by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Birds Canada, and Audubon, and to get more information about the annual Great Backyard Bird Count and how you can participate this year, see