Pro Tips to Make Data Entry a Breeze
Two free mobile apps make it convenient to enter your sightings during the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Merlin Bird ID helps you identify a bird and then lets you enter your sighting right then and there.
eBird Mobile is a full-featured listing…
Using Merlin Bird ID to Participate
Welcome! If you are NEW to the Great Backyard Bird Count and have a smartphone, we recommend using the Merlin Bird ID app to participate. (No smartphone? Here’s how to enter your data on a computer.)
Using Merlin Bird ID in…
Using eBird Mobile to Participate
Welcome! If you have previously entered data for the Great Backyard Bird Count, or tried Merlin Bird ID and now want to enter more birds, we recommend you use the eBird Mobile app to enter your bird sightings.
Using eBird on a Computer to Participate
Welcome! If you want to enter your bird(s) for the Great Backyard Bird Count on a computer and/or don’t have a smartphone, we’ll walk you through how to enter data on a desktop or laptop.
Submit Data to eBird on Computer
Instructions for Group Counts
This counting approach is popular among birding community groups that count together, but only one person feels comfortable entering the bird list.
This works well for situations where an individual or organization is taking responsibility for lists from multiple people and/or…
National Audubon Society
Get kids outside and enjoying your backyard, neighborhood, and local parks. Take kids on a habitat scavenger hunt, create a sound map, and test bird ID skills with this adaptable activity book designed to be used by families, school groups, and…
Seven Simple Actions
Helping birds can be as simple as making changes to everyday habits. Here’s our quick list of 7 Simple Actions you can take to help birds.