Great Backyard Bird Count Is THIS Weekend!

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

Project Snapshot

> 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