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!
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?
The annual birdwatching event will run from Feb 18-21.
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