People all over the world will participate in the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. This four-day count involves counting every bird you see in your backyard or recreation area. Thousands of people participate each year. The submitted checklists offer great insight into where birds are distributed during this short interval of time and how weather affects various species.
Simply complete your checklists using the forms provided online, and enter your results electronically onto the e-bird website. This is a great family, friends or individual project. Count on all four days, or any of the four days. The website provides real-time results of all checklists submitted. Personal photos can be submitted for the Photo Contest. See photo contest winners at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ .
Download your forms now and get ready for the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count on February 12-15, 2016. Go to http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ for more information.