Global Bird Count in February

Join the world in connecting to birds – February 16–19, 2024. Watch the video to learn more about the count.

Hairy Woodpecker by Brad Imhoff/Macaulay Library

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 them to help scientists better understand and protect birds around the world.

Results are In!

Birds unite the world each February for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Collectively, we found 7,538 species of birds—2/3 of the known 10,960 species we share the planet with. More than 200 countries came together to share bird sightings, making our global submission map light up for four consecutive days. Click below to see more!

Peregrine Falcon in United States by Marky Mutchler/Macaulay Library.

GBBC 2023: A Huge Success

Thank you to everyone who participated in GBBC 2023. The numbers are still being finalized but it is safe to say the world united around birds, once again.

Click the image to play the video in YouTube. Black-winged Kite in India by Albin Jacob/Macaulay Library

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.

We are crunching the data and will have final report by April 1, 2023! So far, the results are inspiring.

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.

Connect to Birds, to Nature, and with Each Other

Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Join us, February 16–19, 2024, when the world comes together for the love of birds.

Photos clockwise from top left: Amrit Raha/GBBC; Jane Simao/GBBC; Melanie Furr/Georgia Audubon; Emily Tubbs/GBBC.

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.

Photos from GBBC 2022. Top row: Greater Flameback by Prasenjit Bhattacharjee in India; Vidhya Sundar in United States; Northern Cardinal by Kim Lackey in Canada; Judy Brunner in United States. Second row: Uma Pandiyan in Qatar; Mallard by Noam Markus in Canada; Katelyn Strader in Canada; Himalayan Monal by Tshering Tobgay in Bhutan.
Susan Szeszol in United States/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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