Great Backyard Bird Count

Cedar Waxing by Tait Johansson

The Great Backyard Bird Count was the first citizen science project to collect data on wild birds and display results online in near real-time.

It’s a collaboration of National Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bird Studies Canada.

For 2017, the Count runs from February 17 to the 20th.

Cedar Waxwing 3 by Tait Johansson

Cedar Waxwing by Tait Johansson

It’s easy to get started:

  1. Register for the count (it’s free!). If you already use eBird, you can use the same credentials to register and submit data.
  2. Count for at least 15 minutes (or as long as you want) on at least 1 of the days during the Great Backyard Bird Count. As long as you submit separate checklists, you can count birds in multiple locations or at different times of the day at the same location. It’s totally up to you.
  3. Submit your data to the Great Backyard Bird Count using eBird.

We’re looking for volunteers to collect data for us during the Great Backyard Bird Count at Bylane Farm and our other properties—if this sounds like something you would like to do, please email Tait Johansson.