Great Backyard Bird Count
Join birders from around the world for this annual citizen science project sponsored by Cornell Lab and National Audubon. This event takes place from Feb. 15-18, and is open to all willing participants.
To participate, identify and count birds for as little as 15 minutes or for as long as you want during the 4-day period —in your backyard or another favorite birdy place. Then you tally the number of birds of each species you see and report your count by filling out an online checklist. If you're new to the count, you'll need to create an online account with Cornell Lab; this is the same system that is used for E-Bird so participating in the GBBC is an easy way to check out E-Bird, too. For more info about how to help, go to Great Backyard Bird Count website: http://www.birdcount.org.