GBBC eNews: Fast Facts About the 2015 Count


GBBC eNewsletter

November 2014

Bird watching for the GBBC. Photo by Joan Condon, Mississippi, 2014 GBBC

Mark Your Calendar!

Greetings from the Great Backyard Bird Count team at Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bird Studies Canada! We want to remind you to mark your calendars for the next GBBC, being held February 13 through 16, 2015. This will be the 18th year of the count and the third event since the GBBC went global in 2013.

Participation in the GBBC has continued to grow in number of participants and number of checklists submitted. More than 144,000 bird lists were submitted online last year, a new record! As always, we hope to keep a good thing going in 2015. Check out the growth of the GBBC over the past 10 years in the chart below.

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Christmas Bird Count Coming

The 115th Christmas Bird Count will take place from December 14, 2014, through January 5, 2015. Please consider joining the tens of thousands of dedicated volunteers who take part in the longest-running citizen-science project on the planet!

Everyone who takes part in the Christmas Bird Count does it for love of birds and the excitement of friendly competition–and with the knowledge that their efforts are making a difference for science and bird conservation.

Watch the video above to learn more about winter finch irruptions that could cause unusual species to show up in your area for this year’s Christmas and Great Backyard Bird Counts.

Also, don’t forget to check out the final results of the 114th CBC and find a CBC circle near you:



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