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White-throated Dipper by Lars Petersson/Macaulay Library

Long history of incredible photo submissions

While we will no longer be hosting an annual photo contest, we invite you to continue to submit pictures to us from your birding weekend. Bird photos and people photos will be uploaded separately. Read below to learn more.


Bird Photos From the Weekend

Upload your favorite bird images when you enter your Great Backyard Bird Count list in eBird. Your photo will become a part of the Macaulay Library, the world’s premier scientific archive of natural history.

Images for the Macaulay Library can be uploaded directly from your eBird/GBBC list. To learn how to upload an image to your bird list click on the box below.

Anna's Hummingbird perched on grass stem
Anna’s Hummingbird by Janine Schutt/Macaulay Library.

People Photos From the Weekend

Please share pictures of yourself and your bird-watching community to our Great Backyard Bird Count social media page. We will use these pictures to continue to inspire others from around the world to watch and enjoy birds.

Birding in Mexico
Jorge Chio Berzunza/GBBC.

Historical Photo Gallery

To view photos from previous years, visit this link where we have archived the Great Backyard Bird Count photo winners from previous years. Our last contest ran in 2020.

Red-bellied Woodpecker hanging on a tree.
Red-bellied Woodpecker by Brad Imhoff/Macaulay Library.