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Jungle Owlet in India by Bibaswan Sarkar / Macaulay Library.

Long history of incredible photo submissions

We invite you 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.

Purple Sandpiper in United States by Leo Bix / Macaulay Library.

People Photos From the Weekend

Please share with us pictures of yourself and your bird-watching community! We will use these pictures to continue to inspire others from around the world to watch and enjoy birds. All people who submit people photos will be entered to win one Bird Academy course!

Tanisha Dagur in Gir National Park, Kaj Lake, India/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.

Snowy Egret by Grigory Heaton / Macaulay Library.