Global Bird Count in February

Join the world in connecting to birds February 14–17, 2025. Watch the video to learn more about the count.

Spend time in your favorite places watching birds—then tell us about them! In as little as 15 minutes notice the birds around you. Identify them, count them, and submit your counts to help scientists better understand and protect birds around the world. If you already use eBird or Merlin, your submissions over the 4 days count toward GBBC.

Thank You For a Great Event!

Please enjoy this video where we share some of our favorite images—of both birds and people—that came in during the 2024 GBBC weekend. We see you, we honor you, and we celebrate the birds right along with you.

Be Part of a Global Event

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

Explore Results for 2024!

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

Connect to Birds, to Nature, and with Each Other

Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Join us, February 14–17, 2025, when the world comes together for the love of birds.

People birding around the world.
Photos clockwise from top left: Perla Laguna in Nicaragua, Lisa Burt in United States, Rofikul Islam in India, Pipope Panitchpakdi in Thailand.
Birds and people photos from GBBC 2023.
Photos clockwise from top left: Michael Laughlin in United States, White-capped Tanager by Ben Lucking in Ecuador, Rofikul Islam in India, Wild Turkey by Arun Manoharan in United States, Roxane Filion in Canada, Scarlet Robin by Cedric Bear in Australia, Perla Laguna in Nicaragua, Spotless Crake by JJ Harrison in Australia.

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.

Map or Find Community Birding Events

Are you birding for GBBC as a part of a community event? Add it to the map so others can join you and so we have a better sense of how the world comes together to celebrate birds.

Explore the map for GBBC birding events near you!

Events happen all over the world during GBBC.
Birding on a cold day in Canada

We all need an incentive to get outside midwinter 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
Paula Brown in Canada

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