Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things!Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count for four days in February to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds. People from around the world spend these four days in their favorite places, connecting to the birds around their homes and in their community. Whether you see one bird or hundreds over the weekend, we want to share in your joy of watching birds and connecting to nature. Count the birds you see for as little as 15 minutes on one of the four days. Then, submit your bird list to be part of a global movement to better understand how bird populations are doing. Your participation matters. Il est important que vous participiez! Tu participación importa. Your participation connects you to the beauty that lives around you while helping scientists better monitor and protect birds around the world. Work with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. We look forward to spending this fun, special event with you. Join us! Únete a nosotros! Soyez des nôtres!
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Thank You for An Incredible 2021 Count
Enjoy this short thank you video showcasing people and birds from the 4-day count. Thank you for all of your contributions.
Connect to Birds, to Nature, and with Each Other
Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Join us, February 18–21, 2022, when the world comes together for the love of birds.
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.
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. Contribute to eBird and become a citizen scientist.
New to the Great Backyard Bird Count or to using eBird? Explore our How to Participate on options for entering your bird lists.
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.
“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