Join Us for the Great Backyard Bird Count!



Mourning Dove Photo: Jamie Burris


16 January 2015 – Birdwatchers from more than 100 countries are expected to participate in the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 1316, 2015. Around the globe, tens of thousands of volunteers – of all ages and birding skill levels – will count birds in backyards, local parks, nature reserves, and wherever they happen to be. This free, family-friendly educational activity is loads of fun and supports bird conservation!


The GBBC provides a great opportunity to learn more about birds and connect with nature, and is an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce friends and family to the wonderful world of birding. Visit the GBBC website to explore the species seen in your community, region, or country. You can make a difference for birds by counting the birds in your neighbourhood. Join in the Great Backyard Bird Count.


For more information, email Canadian GBBC Coordinator Kerrie Wilcox at [email protected]. The GBBC is a joint project of Audubon and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.