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Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a 4-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 anywhere for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the four count days.
Where:Your home
When: Feb 17, 2017 12:05 AM to Feb 20, 2017 11:55 PM
Contact: Joe Liebezeit
Email: jliebezeit@audubonportland.org
On the web: http://audubonportland.org/about/events/great-backyard-bird-count
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The Great Backyard Bird Count is a 4-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 anywhere for at least 15 minutes on one or more of the four count days.  Tally the number of individuals of each species you see and enter your totals into a free account you create through eBird.  To learn all about the count and for detailed instructions click here.

Last year Great Backyard Bird Count participants counted birds all over the world on 6 continents, including more than 100 countries! A total of 162,052 bird checklists were submitted and the 5,689 species reported represents over half the possible bird species in the world!  In Oregon 2,570 checklists were submitted including over 300 from here in Multnomah County. Highlights from recent year’s Portland area count includes 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!

Questions?  Email Joe Liebezeit, Portland Audubon’s Avian Conservation Program Manager, jliebezeit@audubonportland.org

American Goldfinch by Ray Walton
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