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. If you already use eBird or Merlin, your submissions over the 4 days count towards GBBC.
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.
Results from 2023 are inspiring.
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.
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.
Looking to join a birding event for GBBC? Use the map to find events near you.