The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited
Thanks for Participating - Over 16 Million Birds Counted
More information at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/
Statistics from 2014
- Checklists Submitted:
- Total Species Observed:
- Total Individual Birds Counted:
|Northern Cardinal, Ella Clem|
|Species||Number of Checklists|
Top 10 most numerous species (sum of the number of individuals observed across all checklists):
|Snow Geese, Larry Jordan|
|Species||Number of Individuals|
Checklists have come from Australia, China, Argentina, Kazakhstan, Iceland, India, Kenya, and even Antarctica! In Canada, participants in British Columbia have racked up the highest provincial species total (192). Participation in the Maritime Provinces is also up with reports from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador already outstripping last year’s totals even before all the data has been entered.
India is the clear superstar outside of North America with more than 3,000 checklists and the greatest number of species reported, a whopping 806!
|Country||Number of Species||Number of Checklists|
In North America, California sits atop the leader board with the most checklists and the greatest number of species so far, but New York is nipping at its heels for the checklist record. Ontario, Canada, has jumped into the top 10 for checklists, outdistancing even big birdy states such as Texas, Florida, and North Carolina.
|State/Province||Number of Species||Number of Checklists|
These checklist and species numbers will continue to rise as GBBC participants enter their data for the four days of the count through the end of the month. Although much more data have yet to be recorded, here are some of the trends noted so far.
More Information from the GBBC Newsletter Feb. 20, 2014
The 2014 GBBC took take place Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
GBBC checklists can be accepted from anywhere in the world!
Everyone is welcome--from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website.
New participants must set up a free GBBC account to submit their checklists or use login information from an existing account for any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project. You’ll only need to do this once to participate in all future GBBC events. Click "Submit Your Bird Checklist" at the top of this page or see How to Participate for more details.
Read More: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/whycount.html
How to Participate in the GBBC - http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/howto.html
Short video of How to Participate - http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/press/news-stories/2014Video
Printable Bird Species Tally Sheets for your area - http://gbbc.birdsource.org/gbbcApps/checklist
GBBC Yearly Summaries - http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/science-stories
GBBC 2014 How to Participate video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxb809nbVQE