Great Backyard Bird Count

Join Us for the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 14-17, 2014

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

    *Count birds anywhere you like for at LEAST 15 minutes—or even longer if you wish. Keep track of the kinds of birds you see and how long you watched.

    *Make your best estimate of how many birds you saw of each species. For example, 5 Northern Cardinals, 3 American Crows. Huge flocks may be a challenge, but your best guess is still valuable.

    *Enter your list(s) online at Put in a new checklist:
    –for each new day –for each different location –for the same location, same day, if you counted at a different time of day

    *Note: Look for the “Submit Observations” tab on the Great Backyard Bird Count (or eBird) website. You can start entering bird lists at 7:00 AM Eastern time (U.S.) on the first day of the count.

If you have never participated in the GBBC before, or did not take part in 2013, you’ll need to set up an account at or, providing your name and email and choosing a personal username and password. Additional profile information is optional.

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