2020 Great Backyard Bird Count

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.

You are invited to participate. For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 14-17, 2020, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish.

There were 199 different species recorded in North Carolina in 2019. Here are the top 10 species reported for the country last year:

Northern Cardinal
Dark-eyed Junco
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker
Blue Jay
American Crow
House Finch
House Sparrow
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch

Learn more here…


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