September 21, 2019
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22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Community Author: Downeast Audubon
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Downeast Audubon | Contributed
Downeast Audubon | Contributed

The 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 15-18. Downeast Audubon encourages bird watchers of all ages to help count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

Anyone who has internet access can participate in this mid-winter birding event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon. All you have to do is:

— Count birds for at least 15 minutes at your favorite location(s).

— Record the highest number of each species seen at once.

— Enter your checklists on the GBBC website: or on your eBird account.

Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since the merger with eBird, people from all over the world can now participate in this global event.

For information contact Downeast Audubon at