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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Get Involved

  • Local Events: Look for a workshop or bird walk in your area.

  • Citizen Science Guide All across North America, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds are participating in bird projects. The make up the world's largest research team. We call them citizen scientists. We invite you to become a citizen scientist, too.

  • Join eBird Like the GBBC, eBird is an online database program – except with eBird, the counting keeps going. And eBird lets you and your family keep detailed lists of your own sightings, create an individualized menu of your favorite birding spots, and much more.