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Great Backyard Bird Count
February 18 - February 21
You Can Be Part of the Team—Every Bird Counts
The 25th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place February 18-21, 2022. It begins at 9:00 am on Friday, the 18th and ends at 6:00 pm on Monday, the 21st. The GBBC is a free, fun and easy nationwide event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real time snapshot of bird populations around the world. Participants count birds for as little as 15 minutes or for as long as they wish, on one or more days of the four-day event, and then report their sightings online. All of the instructions to participate are on the birdcount.org website, along with lots of bird information and a photo contest you can enter. Anyone can take part in the GBBC from beginning bird watchers to experts and you can participate from your own backyard or anywhere around the world. The GBBC is a great way to engage young people in the world around them. Become a Citizen Scientist in your own backyard, park, Wildlife Management Area, while skiing, or conducting your raptor route. Please count so that every bird counts! This great citizen-science endeavor is as easy as 1-2-3!
- Create a FREE eBird account (https://support.ebird.org/en/
support/solutions/articles/ 48001158707-get-started-with- ebird), if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab Citizen-science project. If you’ve participated in the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password.
- Count birds anywhere you like for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like – one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. https://www.birdcount.org/
- Submit your list(s) via the eBird Mobile app, Merlin Bird ID App, or eBird web page (desktop and laptop)