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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18 - February 21

It’s here! The Great Backyard Bird Count is happening! We’d love to know what you’re seeing in your corner of the world.

Doing the GBBC is easy:
• Watch birds anywhere, anytime, from February 18–21. Then, tell us what you find.
• Merlin is the easiest way to enter your individual bird sightings online—just ID one bird and then tap “This is my bird!” to start the process. Here’s more info on how to download the app, sign in, and report your sightings.
• Alternatively, use the eBird Mobile app or eBird.org to tell us the number of birds and report larger lists of birds.
• Repeat! Count as many times as you like across the four days of the event—every sighting helps our global total grow. By entering your sightings, you’re automatically entered to win ZEISS binoculars.
• Birding is better when it’s shared: tell folks what you’re seeing on social media with #GBBC.
• Need a bird checklist? Watch this 30-second video on how to create one for your area.
Still, have questions about participating? Consider watching our archived webinar. Or review our How to Participate page. We created a whole set of pro tips to help you get the most out of eBird Mobile and Merlin apps.

Enjoy these precious moments with birds and nature,

Your friends at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Birds Canada


February 18
February 21
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