17th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming soon!

February 12th, 2014 · by Daniela Ogden

Join in on the fun that is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 14-17, 2014. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world! For more info:

Categories: Bird videos · Birding · National Audubon Society

2 Comments so far ↓

  • Edith Coleman

    Ohhhh! I thought we were going to be mercifullly spared of any human sounds–until about 2/3 of the way thru. What a letdown. Leave the audio to the lovely sounds of the birds.

  • Carol Garofalo

    I have a bird feeder outside my office window and have funn all day watching birds. Can’t wait to make it an official count.