Join thousands of your friends and neighbors–and make your birds count–by taking part in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Save these dates: February 17-20. It is free and you can count the birds in your backyard, in your local park or a nearby wildlife refuge or anyplace you are able to legally access. This is all you have to do:
1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count.
2. Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time.
3. When you’re finished, enter your results through this web page .
That is all there is to it!
You can do a Stationary Count: This is a count made in one area, such as your backyard, where you remain in one place.
Or you can do a Traveling Count: This is a count made over a distance, such as birding on a trail.
You can upload and share the photos of birds you photograph during the Great Backyard Bird Count to the online photo gallery. You can even enter those photos of birds taken during the Great Backyard Bird Count in their Photo Contest
Click here to see what birds others in your area saw during last year’s Great Backyard Bird Count.
Check here to see if there is an event in your local area–a slide show, a bird walk or other event–in conjunction during or before this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count.
Which species was #1 on the Top Ten Bird list last year–yes, the Northern Cardinal. The Downy Woodpecker was #4
Join us in making your birds count this year.
Did you participate in last year’s Backyard Bird Count?