Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.
Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 15-18, 2019. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.
See how to get started.
Various nonprofits and nature centers will be holding GBBC events. We'll post those below as we learn of them here:
Feb. 16, O.S. Gray Natural Area, 2021 W. Abram St., Arlington, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Feb. 16, Southwest Nature Preserve, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Feb. 16, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, 1206 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.