Spend time in your favorite places watching birds–then tell us about them! In as little as 15 minutes notice the birds around you. Identify them, count them, and submit them to help scientists better understand and protect birds around the world. If you already use eBird or Merlin, your submissions over the 4 days count towards GBBC.

Beyond the Backyard: All About the Great Backyard Bird Count Webinar

Tuesday, February 13, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern

Get ready to flock together for the 2024 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! Panelists will explain how to participate in this exciting global event and how participation might extend past your back door.

Register for WebinarOther 2024 Webinars

Photo by Vindhya Sundar

Connect to Birds, to Nature, and with Each Other

Birds are everywhere, all the time, doing fascinating things. Join us, February 16–19, 2024, when the world comes together for the love of birds.

How to Participate

Photos clockwise from top left: Perla Laguna in Nicaragua, Lisa Burt in United States, Rofikul Islam in India, Pipope Panitchpakdi in Thailand.

Be Part of a Global Event

Watch observations roll in from around the world. Each submitted checklist becomes a glowing light on our bird sightings map.

Results from 2023 are inspiring.

Watch the World Map Light-UpExplore 2023 Data

Tap or click the image to see Merlin and eBird submissions during the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 19, 2022. Yellow dots indicate a checklist submission, which revert to a white dot in the background.

Showcase Your Photos from the Count

We enjoy seeing your pictures from the count. Share pictures of birds, yourself, and others birdwatching in your yards or at your favorite birding spots.

Learn How to Share Photos

Photos clockwise from top left: Michael Laughlin in United States, White-capped Tanager by Ben Lucking in Ecuador, Rofikul Islam in India, Wild Turkey by Arun Manoharan in United States, Roxane Filion in Canada, Scarlet Robin by Cedric Bear in Australia, Perla Laguna in Nicaragua, Spotless Crake by JJ Harrison in Australia.

Map or Find Community Birding Events

Are you birding for GBBC as a part of a community event? Add it to the map so others can join you and so we have a better sense of how the world comes together to celebrate birds.

Looking to join a birding event for GBBC? Use the map to find events near you.

Add to the Map or Find an Event to Join

Events happen all over the world during GBBC.
Paula Brown in Canada


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