Great Backyard Bird Count

 YOU CAN JOIN IN - FEBRUARY 12 - 15, 2021


Your Backyard Counts - The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society and is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited. It takes place over four days each February. Simply count the birds! Count the numbers of birds and the species variety. You can count in your backyard or any location you like for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the count days and then simply report the information online at

Merlin Bird ID  

Do you ever see a bird in your yard that you can't identify?  Merlin offers quick identification help for all levels of bird watchers to learn about the birds.  It is perfect for beginner as well as expert.  Merlin customizes your list to the species you are most likely to have seen at your location and time of year.  Merlin is a free app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.  It is available in the Apple App Store and Google Play.

The Great Backyard Bird Count gives you the opportunity to make a difference by participating in this annual event which links citizens with scientists in an effort to collect important data about backyard birds. This extensive information data base is analyzed by scientists to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns.

Wild Birds Unlimited is the founding and major supporting sponsor.