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.)
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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
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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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.
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