The Backyard Bird Count Is Coming!

From February 17-20, take part in a free, family-friendly, educational activity that is loads of fun and supports bird conservation! Each year, tens of thousands of Canadians and Americans take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), counting birds wherever they happen to be. The possibilities are endless!

Northern Flicker © Pat Bumstead

The GBBC is a great way for people of all ages and levels of birding experience to learn more about local bird species. It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with nature, from your living room window or by hiking a local trail. Count on your own or as part of a group of family, friends, or classmates. The GBBC is also an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce others to the wonderful world of birding.

Explore the species seen in your community or province using maps and charts on the Canadian GBBC website, where you can also find out how to take part in the community challenge and view Canadian highlights. Make the birds in your neighbourhood count as part of the big picture in continental bird conservation. Join in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Email us at for more information.

BSC is seeking GBBC Ambassadors. If you are interested in promoting the GBBC in your area, you can sign up online. For more information, contact the Canadian GBBC Coordinator, Kerrie Wilcox, at or 1-888-448-2473 extension 134.

The GBBC is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

Source: Bird Studies Canada

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