by Margaret Parodi and  Kathy Ross

You Can Be Part Of The Team—Every Bird Counts

The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 12-15, 2021. The GBBC is a free, fun and easy nationwide event that engages bird appreciators of all ages in counting birds to create a real time snapshot of bird populations around the world just prior to spring migration.  Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes or spend the day (as long as you wish) on one or more days of the four-day event. Choose the easiest way for you to report your sightings:

If you have never participated in the GBBC before, or have not participated since before 2013, you’ll need to set up an account. Any of the three ways of reporting, Merlin Bird ID, eBird Mobile,, will walk you through the process of setting up your free account. If you already have an account please use the same username and password for submitting your bird list for the GBBC.

Anyone can take part in the GBBC from beginning bird watchers to experts and you can participate from your own backyard or anywhere around the world. Use the following link to learn more about this important citizen science project