Join the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

by Cindy Westley
Do you enjoy feeding birds in your backyard? 

Would you like to be part of a world-wide effort to count and identify the birds that come to your yard?   Why not join the Great Backyard Bird Count which runs from February 12-15, 2021.

Participating is easy, fun to do alone, or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds.

Choose the easiest way for you to share your birds:

All you need is a free Cornell Lab account to participate. This account is shared with Merlin, eBird, Project FeederWatch and other projects at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. If you already have an account please use the same username and password for submitting your bird list for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Observe birds anywhere you like for at least fifteen minutes at a time.  Make the best estimate of the number and kind.  Submit one or more lists over the four days of counting contribute to the Great Backyard Bird Count.  For more information, or to register, visit