The 2013 GBBC will take place Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18. Please join in the 16th annual count!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual 4-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
Beginning in 2013, GBBC checklists will be accepted from anywhere in the world!
Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.
Beginning in 2013, each participant must set up a free GBBC account to submit their checklists. You’ll only need to do this once to participate in all future GBBC events.
As the count progresses, anyone with Internet access can explore what is being reported from their own towns or from anywhere in the world.
Participants may also send in photographs of the birds they see for the GBBC photo contest. A selection of images is posted in the online photo gallery.
Visit www.birdsource.org for more information. Happy Bird Counting!