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Great Backyard Bird Count

Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, Bird Studies Canada

Contact Information:
National Audubon Society
1150 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
[email protected]

Year Started:

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes.

Subject Area(s):

Data Type(s) Collected:
Population Status
Population Trends
Population Health
Distribution and Range
Habitat Requirements
Habitat Protection
GIS mapping/monitoring
Collectors and users

# of Volunteers:

Volunteer Services:
Staff consultation with individual monitors
Online training
Volunteer monitor newsletter
Other - Research Kits
Group website
Data analysis and reporting
Email list or list-serve for volunteers
Facebook page or group

Accepting New Volunteers?


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