The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Join us in The Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend! It’s time… start counting the birds in your backyard from February 18 to February 21, 2022!

Submit your bird numbers to The Great Backyard Bird Count.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Participating is easy, fun to do alone or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds.

Step 1: Decide where you will watch birds.

Step 2: Watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days, February 18-21, 2022.

Step 3: Count all the birds you see or hear within your planned time/location and use the best tool for sharing your bird sightings:

blue bird in bird bath for bird watching with kids outdoors

Here are some great bird resources for your kids to enjoy too!

The Great Backyard Bird Count For Kids

Download the BirdSleuth Explorer’s Guidebook!

How many birds will you see during this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count?

Take a peek at the 20 Most Common Backyard Birds… do you see one?

Here are 50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make

bird sounds

The annual birdwatching event will run from Feb 18-21.

Learn how you can be a community scientist and collect data to help protect birds and the places they need. #GBBC

Here’s one of the coolest interactive maps, which is on the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine’s site. Simply click on a bird and hear their unique bird song.

Great Backyard Bird Count Activities for Kids 

Collection of birds in North Central Florida for great backyard bird count

Can you name the birds in this photo we’ve seen recently in our North Central Florida city?

Bird Books for Kids

Here’s a collection of books to add to your fun during The great Backyard Count week with your child.

Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson

Bird Count by Susan Edwards Richmond

Counting Birds: The Idea That Helped Save Our Feathered Friends by Heidi E.Y. Stemple

Bird Boy (An Inclusive Children’s Book) by Matthew Burgess

Bird Watch by Christie Matheson

A Nest Is Noisy by Dianna Hutts Aston

About Birds: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill

Bird Builds a Nest: A First Science Storybook by Martin Jenkins

Birds, Nests & Eggs by Mel Boring

My Backyard Bird Book: Fun Facts & Surprising Secrets by Cheryl Johnson

Most Popular Birds in North America: Bird Watching Guide for Kids by Nona Kid

Mrs. Peanuckle’s Bird Alphabet by Mrs. Peanuckle

Looking for more ways to extend your learning with bids? Try these…

Staying at Home with a Baby is for the birds. It's not what you think, here's why
Connect academics and nature in your home or classroom. How to make an educational bird watching station with kids.

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