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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Next GBBC: Feb. 14-17, 2014



Here they are! Take a look at the top winners and honorable mentions in the 2013 GBBC photo contest!


Tip: There are two ways to set up a GBBC account: Do it now through eBird or wait until Feb. 14 and create your account in this GBBC website. You can use the same login name and password for both projects. If you already have an eBird account, you do not need to create another one, just use that for the GBBC!

  2013 GBBC Summary

2013 Checklists by Country

2013 Lists by States/Provinces 

2014 GBBC News Release Share the release with media outlets, bird clubs, friends, and family on your social networks!
Top 10 Video Learn more about the birds that appeared on the most checklists during the last GBBC.
Get Your Web Buttons Choose your favorites and use them to tell others about the count!
The 2014 GBBC Video & Slide Show are Here Watch the show yourself or use it to make a presentation about the count.
GBBC Poster Help spread the word to make the 2014 count the best ever!
Get a Regional Bird List What are the birds you might see in your area in February?
 Read the January GBBC enewsletter

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Statistics from 2013
Total Checklists Submitted: 134935

Total Species Observed: 3610

Total Individual Birds Counted: 34512432

Updated: March 4, 2013 4:30:07 PM EST



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