Find out more about the Great Backyard Bird Count here.


19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count February 12-15 perfect for new birders
Monmouth County Audubon Society will count at Manasquan Reservoir

Great Backyard Bird Count 2011 at Manasquan Reservoir
Above: Crowds come and go at GBBC, Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center.

During the weekend of February 12-15, people across North America will count the birds in their backyards and report them over the Internet as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), one of the world’s largest volunteer efforts of its kind. In addition to its value as a research study, the GBBC allows people of all ages and backgrounds to celebrate birds and provide vital information about North America’s bird populations.

Volunteers from the Monmouth County Audubon Society (MCAS) will be counting the birds at the feeders at the Manasquan Reservoir Environmental Center throughout the weekend. Stop by and check on our progress, or help us count the birds!

About the GBBC
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 12-15, 2016. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!

If you’re new to the count, first register online then enter your checklist. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login.

Click here for more info on how to get started.


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