The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 10th, 2008

The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up! Every year the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and thousands of bird lovers unite to get a picture of where birds are across North America. Last year, 81,003 bird sighting checklists were submitted that included 11,082,387 individual birds counted. Everyone can help the Great Backyard Bird Count by simply counting the birds in your backyard, at a park, in a nature preserve, or in a city. Checklists are provided based on where you live, and there are easy links to help you identify the birds in your area. All you need is fifteen minutes to watch the birds!

The results from previous years are published on The Great Backyard Bird Count’s Web site. It’s a lot of fun to look through your town and see what other people have reported in the past. Now it’s your turn! I hope all of you get involved in this fun and important project.

Click here for more information about The Great Backyard Bird Count.

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3 Responses to “The Great Backyard Bird Count”

  1. Sandpiper on February 10, 2008 8:31 pm

    Oh, this is a good thing to post on your blog. I’ve only done this once, but I should stop being lazy!

  2. Birding Scott on February 10, 2008 9:06 pm

    I’m really looking forward to it! It is a blast to see what birds are in your area. I also like the fact that anyone can contribute. This is a great way to get kids excited about birds!

  3. Sandpiper on February 12, 2008 7:46 am

    I agree! My friend in SC is a great birder and does this every year. She lives right on a marsh, so it’s always interesting to hear about the birds she sees.

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