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    The Great Backyard Bird Count has aired on several recent Podcasts. Tune in to learn more about the count.

  • Explore Local Results

    While the world comes together for the birds during GBBC, sometimes it’s fun to review the accomplishments of your local community, county, region, or State/Province/Territory.

  • Using Trip Reports For GBBC

    Trip Reports are a new tool from eBird to help you summarize your bird observations from the 4-day count in a single, sharable report. This includes Merlin Bird IDs! Put all your birds in one place!

  • Woman on a smartphone. Photo by Meghan Schiereck/Unsplash.
    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.

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    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.

    Identify the leader responsible for collecting the entire list of birds from the group count.

    All the birds need to…

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