Clean those binoculars, grab your notebook and get ready to head outdoors because you are invited to join the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count!
WHAT: The GBBC – A four day window each year where people all over the world take time to count birds and report what they see.
DATE: FEB 14-17, 2014
TIME: Any time when you can spend a minimum of 15 minutes (hopefully more) at one location
WHERE: YOUR BACKYARD or one of Florida’s Special places (outdoors of course)
WHY: Because capturing a snapshot each year help scientists understand the impacts of a changing planet on bird populations. Your observations make that possible.
In its 17th year, the Great Backyard Bird Count known affectionately as the GBBC will once again bring birding enthusiasts from around the world together to create a snapshot of the birds that live with us. This citizen science project is the perfect way to bring together birders of all experience levels. Go it alone or join a group of friends.
To find out how to get started and much more, please click here and watch the instructional video about GBBC’s history, how to contribute your data via the ebird program and the scientific and conservation value of your participation.