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. Free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Statistics from 2008: Total Checklists Submitted: 85,787; Total Species Observed: 634; Total Individual Birds Counted: 9,807,216
> Topics Birds, Nature and Outdoors
> Location Close to home, Outdoors
> Duration As little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event
> Cost Free
> Gear None needed but it helps to binoculars
> Level of Difficulty Easy