The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy-and it helps the birds."

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Keep on Counting!


If the Great Backyard Bird Count has ignited your passion for watching and counting birds, it doesn't have to end! Tally your birds and report what you see all winter long through Project FeederWatch.


FeederWatchers are people of all skill levels and backgrounds, including children and families.


FeederWatchers count the highest numbers of each species seen at their feeders over two consecutive days from November through early April. (You can join at any time!)


FeederWatchers report their bird counts to scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada, on the web site or on paper data forms.



New FeederWatchers receive a kit that includes an identification poster, calendar, handbook, and complete instructions. A small annual fee supports the project and pays for materials.



FeederWatchers learn more about winter birds and contribute to the study and conservation of North American feeder birds.


        Learn more about Project FeederWatch

                                                    Sign up now!


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            Project FeederWatch is a joint research and education project of:

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