The Great Backyard Bird Count

Cardinal sitting on tree branch with text "How many birds can you find? Twenty-fourth annual great backyard bird count, February 12 through 15. website

Join us in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual, worldwide event that relies on citizen scientists to study global bird populations. Since anyone can be a citizen scientist, you can participate from the comfort of your backyard or wherever you may roam!

During the first two weeks of February, stop by the library to check out our awesome books about birds. Pick up a Take-and-Make bird feeder craft, and hang it in your backyard. Visit to learn more about how you can participate, download tools for identifying birds, and register to help out!

Then, February 12th - 15th... count how many birds you see and try to identify them! Don't forget to add your count online. If you would rather not make an account, save your count and bring it to the library to add to our count.

In North America, this event is hosted by Cornell Labs,
the Audubon Society, and Canada Birds.