Great Backyard Bird Count 2018

The Great Backyard Bird Count ~
February 16 – 20, 2018

The 21th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will start on Friday, February 16 and extend throWoody4ugh Monday, February 19.

Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) and report their sightings online at birdcount.org.

 

Each checklist during this event helps scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 180,000 checklists were submitted online from more than 100 countries, creating an instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded. More than 6,200 species were recorded.

In Lake County, Citizen Scientists submitted 96 checklists recording more than 93 species.

Be sure to check out the Explore a Region tool to get an idea of what you can expect to see in your area during the next GBBC. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and the latest education resources.

We hope to see more checklists submitted online this year.

For questions and comments, please contact:

Cornell Lab of Ornithology
(800) 843-2473
gbbc@cornell.edu

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National Audubon Society                                                                  citizenscience@audubon.org

Joyce Anderson   Redbud Audubon Education Co-Chair
joyce.anderson@dominican.edu

Lisa Prather Redbud Audubon  Education Co-Chair
lisap@lakeportk12.ca.us