Join Us February 17-20, 2023

When the world comes together to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds.

Carolina Chickadee by Brad Imhoff/Macaulay Library

Connect to Birds, to Nature, and with Each Other

Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Join us, February 17-20, 2023, when the world comes together for the love of birds.

Collage of people from around the world birding.
Photos clockwise from top left: Sujan Henkanaththegeda/GBBC; Maria Joao Chambel/GBBC; Julie Bruhnke/GBBC; Freya McGregor/Birdability.

Be Part of a Global Event

Watch observation lists roll in from around the world. Each submitted checklist becomes a glowing light on our bird sightings map.

Explore 2022 Data

Tap or click the image to see Merlin and eBird submissions during the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Yellow dots indicate a checklist submission, which revert to a white dot in the background.

Showcase Your Photos from the Count

We enjoy seeing your pictures from the count. Share pictures of birds, yourself, and others birdwatching in your yards or at your favorite birding spots.

People and bird images from GBBC events.
Top row: Cheryl Taylor, U.S.; Olive-backed Sunbird by Amar-Singh HSS; Luke Parry, U.S.; Northern Pygmy-Owl by Liam Hutcheson. Second row: House Wren (Southern) by Phillip Edwards; Tiare Rivera, Chile; Eastern Bluebird by Brad Imhoff; Samantha Pitts, U.S.. Third row: Medardo Curz-López, Mexico; Northern Cardinal by Micah Hale; Uma Pandiya, Qatar; Red-breasted Merganser by Frank Lin.

Share Your Birds with Us

The Great Backyard Bird Count uses eBird, one of the world’s largest nature databases. It stores more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year and is used by professionals for science and conservation.

New to the Great Backyard Bird Count or to using eBird? Explore our How to Participate on options for entering your bird lists.

If you already use eBird or Merlin keep doing what you are doing! All entries over the 4-days count towards GBBC.

Common Redshank on one foot.
Common Redshank by Ben Lucking/Macaulay Library


With Gratitude

2022 was another fantastic year! We all came together for the birds. Thank you for your participation.

Tap or click the image to see a collection of the images that came in during GBBC 2022.

Mother birding with child in snow.
Jamie Burris/GBBC

We all need an incentive to get outside mid-winter and look for birds beyond what we can see from our windows. It’s fun to see the little flashes of light on the map when we submit our counts, among the thousands around the world, and we know our data matter.

Barb Gorges, Wyoming, United States

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