The 18th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 13, through Monday, February 16, 2015.
|Painted Bunting, photo by Bob Howdeshell, 2014 GBBC Participant|
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
You're invited to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13-16, 2015. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!
If you’re new to the count, first register online then enter your checklist. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login.
On the www.birdcount.org website, participants can explore real-time maps and charts that show what others are reporting during and after the count. All participants are entered in a drawing for prizes that include bird feeders, binoculars, books, CDs, and many other great products.
Those interested in participating in the GBBC can find more information by visiting www.birdcount.org. For questions and comments, please contact the Cornell Lab of Ornithology or the National Audubon Society:
Inside the US: (800) 843-2473
Outside the US: (607) 254-2473)
National Audubon Society
The Great Backyard Bird Count is made possible, in part, by generous support from Wild Birds Unlimited.