How Many Birds In Your Backyard? Join the Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place this year Friday, February 12th thru Monday, February 15th.

Each year, the Cornell Cooperative Extension asks local residents to simply count the number of birds in their backyard and report that number back.  You can count for as little as 15 minutes, or as long as you’d like.

It’s a fun activity everyone in the family can do!  And everyone who submits a observation form is automatically entered into a drawing for prizes!

For more information, photos of birds to help you identify what you see, and to download the reporting forms, visit

And, if you do participate, report your counts in the Comments section of this post, as well!