White-winged Crossbill by Nick Saunders/GBBC.

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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.

Indian Gray Hornbill by Nilanjan Chatterjee/GBBC.

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.
Learn How to Upload Bird Photos

by Kern Freesland/GBBC.

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.

Share Photos of People Birding

First Place Overall Winner. Roseate Spoonbill and Wood Stork by Ellen Trevor/GBBC.

Photo Winners from 2020

Congratulations to all who submitted photos in 2020 and thank you for your contributions. Pictured is the First Place Overall Winner.

Explore the PDFs below to see other winners from our 2020 Photo Contest.

First Place Winners in 2020 Photo Contest

Second Place Winners in 2020 Photo Contest

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.

Photo Winners 2014 to 2019