Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Great Backyard Bird Count


Community Science: The 27th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

By Connecticut Audubon and Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Join the fun!

In as little as 15 minutes, you can help expand our understanding of birds!

Friday, February 16th, through Monday, February 19th

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that takes place each year in February. It’s a great chance for birdwatchers of all ages to enjoy birds and nature! To participate, all you need to do is count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as you wish) on one or more days of the four-day event, and report your sightings online at birdcount.org.

Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard or anywhere in the world. More than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the GBBC each year to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds. The results are reported online to Cornell University‚Äôs Laboratory of Ornithology, and aid research on where bird species are spending the winter.

To learn how to participate and view past GBBC results, visit birdcount.org.

If you would like to participate in a guided Audubon Connecticut GBBC event, please see our events below:

Saturday, February 17th

Great Backyard Bird Count (with the Hotchkiss Library!)
With Sharon Audubon Center. Register here.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Cos Cob Library
With Greenwich Audubon Center. Register here.

Great Backyard Bird Count at Grass Island Park
With Greenwich Audubon Center. Register here.

Owl Prowl at Montgomery Pinetum for Great Backyard Bird Count
With Greenwich Audubon Center. Register here.

How you can help, right now: 

There are so many great ways you can get involved with Audubon Connecticut and make a difference for both the wildlife and the people who call Connecticut home.

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As a state office of the National Audubon Society, our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. The National Audubon Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Our federal tax ID number is 13-1624102.


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