The Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17 - 20, 2023

A get close to nature activity the entire family can do together this weekend.

By Darla Winstead - Publisher of Macaroni Kid Annapolis February 17, 2023

"Spend time in your favorite places watching birds–then tell us about them! In as little as 15 minutes notice the birds around you. Identify them, count them, and submit them to help scientists better understand and protect birds around the world." That's what The Great Backyard Bird Count is all about. 

From Feb. 17- 20, 2023, the goal of the Great Backyard Bird Count is to count birds all around the world by people it doing it in their own backyard. Participating is really easy and you can do it with your kids at home or at a neighborhood park. 

Before You Start

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Webinar - Wed., Feb. 15, 1-2pm - Experts from several birding organizations - Audubon, Birds Canada, and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology will answer your questions and give tips for making backyard birdwatching easy and enjoyable for your family.  Webinar Registration

Directions on How Your Family Can Participate

Ways to Get Birds to Come Closer

Share Your Pictures

Take some pictures and share them with others.

2022 Great Backyard Bird Count

Take a look at last year's results.


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