Get ready for the the 23rd annual Great Backyard Bird Count – Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17!
Join us at the Fairbanks Museum for The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) run by the National Audubon Society. Visit the museum for a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online.
New to birding? You’ll find photos, maps, and tips online to help you get started.
The Fairbanks Museum will have a station setup to report your sitings along with all materials to take home. We’re partnering with NEK Audubon to bring experts who can help with your questions.
Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world. Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.
Stay tuned as well, as our event will be followed by a community bird photography display in March!