Birding New Mexico

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count runs Feb 15th - 18th, 2019

Mark your calendars for the 22nd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) from Friday, February 15 through Monday, February 18, 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 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

To check out a summary of the 2017 GBBC, go here.

Announcing a GBBC Training Event in Santa Fe:

Friday, February 15th, 12:00-2:00pm at the Randall Davey Audubon Center
For those of you in the Santa Fe area, join Audubon for a FREE GBBC training event in the Randall Davey Audubon Classroom on Friday, February  15, 2019, from 12:00-2:00pm. This presentation will provide you with the basics of bird identification and how to paricipate in the GBBC. Bring the family and learn to identify birds that you are likely to see during the GBBC, then practice during a quick walk through our gardens. Hosted by Audubon NM.
Find more details on our facebook  event.

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