Great Backyard Bird Count

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Program Type:

Nature & Environment

Age Group:

Family, Adult
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Program Description

Event Description

Pick up your Bird Counting Packet from the Adult Reference Desks starting February 1 and join us in the Great Backyard Bird Count! You can also print your own packet here.

For four days in February, everyone is invited to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them. You don’t even have to go outside - you can count the birds you see on your feeder while looking out the window!

Tally sheets from the Bird Counting Packet should be returned to the library by February 26 to be included in our library-wide bird count. If you prefer, you may enter your tallies yourself through either the Merlin Bird ID app or the eBird website or app. For more details, visit

Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Birds Canada, these recorded observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before their annual winter migration.