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Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is Feb. 17-20

The 26th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is taking place Feb. 17-20 in backyards, parks, nature centers, on hiking trails, school grounds, balconies, and beaches — anywhere you can find birds! 

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. Participation is free and easy. Bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at All the data contributes to a snapshot of bird distribution and help scientists monitor change over the past 25 years. In 2022, Great Backyard Bird Count participants in more than 190 countries counted more than 7,099 species of birds on more than 350,000 checklists!

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada and is made possible in part by sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited.

For more information about what patterns scientists have discovered and how to take part, visit: or email:

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