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Great Backyard Bird Count

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When: Feb 12, 2016 12:00 AM to Feb 15, 2016 11:50 PM

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a four-day count held each February with the goal of getting a snapshot of bird numbers and distribution across the globe. As a participant, you commit to count birds at a location of your choice for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the four count days. Simply tally the number of individuals of each species you see, and enter your totals at birdsource.org/gbbc.

Evening Grosbeak JC V

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a four-day count held each February with the goal of getting a snapshot of bird numbers and distribution across the globe. As a participant, you commit to count birds at a location of your choice for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the four count days. Simply tally the number of individuals of each species you see, and enter your totals at birdsource.org/gbbc.

Last year Great Backyard Bird Count participants counted birds all over the world on 6 continents, including more than 100 countries! A total of 147,265 bird checklists were submitted and the 5,090 species reported represents nearly half the possible bird species in the world!  In Oregon nearly 2,000 checklists were submitted including over 200 from here in Portland. 

Highlights from the previous years' Portland count include Prairie Falcon, Eurasian Wigeon, Evening Grosbeak, Gray Jay, and Mountain Chickadee!

The GBBC helps scientists determine trends and identify long-term declines that may call for conservation attention and require further study. Citizen scientists can make crucial observations and contribute to a dataset the magnitude of which no team of scientists could achieve alone! So celebrate Valentine’s Day by expressing your true love for birds and participate in this year’s count.

Questions? Contact Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon’s avian conservation program manager, at jliebezeit@audubonportland.org.


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