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:
- If you are a beginning bird admirer and new to the count, try using the Merlin Bird ID app.
- If you have participated in the count before, try eBird Mobile app or enter your bird list on the eBird website (desktop/laptop).
- If you are participating as a group, see instructions for Group Counting.
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
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. https://birdcount.org #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
- 8 Bird Activities for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers!
- Write with Birds from Nurture Store
- Birdhouse Garland from No Time for Flashcards
- Rockin Robin Craft from Happy Hooligans
- Terra Cotta Bird Bath from In Lieu of Preschool
- Homemade Bird Treats from Coffee Cups and Crayons
- Winter Bird Feeds from Fireflies and Mudpies
- Winter Birds Art Project
- How to Set Up a Bird Watching Station
Can you name the birds in this photo we’ve seen recently in our North Central Florida city?
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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
I would resources for the southwest usa. It seems all nature studies etc are for northern states or midwest. Any ideas? Thanks.
Mary Catherine says
Fun! My little guy loves making bird houses, creating snacks for the birds, and just watching them out our back window! Hope the bird counting went well. 🙂
Raising a Happy Child says
Great links. We went hiking today but strangely saw no birds. Probably because we were in a redwood forest, and the birds are simply too high to see.
Mums make lists says
Great post – such a good opportunity to build maths into something concrete.
We have a special focus this week on maths and number posts at the Empty Your Archive link party, and I would absolutely love for you to link this up, Alice @ Mums Make Lists x
Share it! Science News says
Thanks for the resources! I can't wait for the Great Backyard Bird Count this year! Check out my post for dates for 2015: http://www.shareitscience.com/2015/02/see-it-share-it-gbbc-and-woodpeckers.html