Great Backyard Bird Count
Participate in the worldwide birdwatching event for a chance to win a $50 gift card to Wild Birds Unlimited. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual citizen science event that takes place February 18-21. GBBC data are entered into ebird, one of the the world’s largest nature databases. It stores more than 100 million bird sightings contributed each year and is used by professionals for science and conservation.
Step 1 – Decide where you will watch birds.
Step 2 – Watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days, February 18-21, 2022.
Step 3 – Count all the birds you see or hear within your planned time/location and use the best tool for sharing your bird sightings:
- If you are a beginning bird admirer and new to the count, try using the Merlin Bird ID app.
- If you have participated in the count before, try eBird Mobile app or enter your bird list on the eBird website (desktop/laptop).
- If you are participating as a group, see instructions for Group Counting.
More help about counting birds can be found here.
How to enter to win – Share a screenshot with us for a chance to win the gift card. See Main Library’s Facebook post or email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “GBBC” to share your observations.
Want to learn more about the birds of Arkansas? Register for our free virtual presentation by Dr. Dan The Bird Man Scheiman of Audubon Arkansas to learn about some of the 400+ species in Arkansas.