Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds.
Let’s Get Started
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a global effort to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Your observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.
Here’s how to be part of the world’s largest biodiversity-related community projects and have fun Bird Watching.
To participate all you have to do is watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days, February 18-21, 2022, and report your sightings to Great Backyard Bird Count!
Participating is easy, fun to do alone, or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds.
Review the links below to determine the easiest way for you to contribute to this important effort.
*Note for Parents: Watching birds is a safe and enjoyable activity we can do during the Covid global pandemic. For the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count, please comply with all current Federal, First People’s lands, or municipal Covid-19 regulations and guidelines. This includes, but is not limited to, social distancing and wearing a mask when birding with others.
Document Your Discoveries
- Add to your Bird List in your Nature Notebook.
- Learn more about winter backyard birds.
- Bonus: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count and become a citizen scientist.