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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Blue Jay

Yes! How did you get so smart?


Blue Jay, Eileen Takach, IN, 2010 GBBC

Did you know?

Blue Jays are good imitators. One of their best copy-cat sounds is that of the Red-shouldered Hawk.


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