The 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count will run February 16-19th, 2018
Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) from Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19, 2018. The GBBC is a four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations around the world. Here’s how it works: Anyone, anywhere in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. It’s that easy! This is a great opportunity to get kids (of all ages) outdoors.
Last year, participants from more than 140 countries submitted a record 210,000 bird checklists during the GBBC. Bird watchers set a new high bar for number of checklists submitted and total number of species reported.The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale. Find out more information about how you can get involved at www.birdcount.org.
To check out a summary of the 2017 GBBC, go here.
Announcing a GBBC Training Event in Santa Fe!!
Saturday, February 3rd, 10:30 am – Noon at REI
For those of you in the Santa Fe area, join Audubon for a FREE GBBC training event at the Community Room at REI Santa Fe (at the Santa Fe Railyard) on Saturday, February 3, 2018, from 10:30 AM- NOON. This presentation will provide you with the basics of bird identification and how to paricipate in the GBBC. Door prizes will be available for those who attend. Bring the family and learn to identify birds that you are likely to see during the GBBC. Hosted by Audubon NM, Wild Birds Unlimited, and The Bird Hub.