Let’s Count Birds

There are lots of great community science programs available for counting birds!

Share this graphic with friends you know who would love to count some birds.


Second Saturday in November through April 30

You pick a site and watch for 2 consecutive days in a row.



Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2021 – January 5, 2022

You go to a location inside a “circle” drawn on a map and count birds at different locations for a day.

Then you submit your data to the compiler.



Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18–21, 2022

Decide where you will watch birds.

Watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days.

Count all the birds you see or hear within your planned time/location.

Use the app or paper and upload your count to the website.