Great Backyard Bird Count - The event was a hit! 

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A heartfelt thank you to everyone around the world who joined in the Great Backyard Bird Count 2021! Here are some of the participation numbers so far. If you enjoyed this event, please consider our other fun and easy birding activities this year: www.birdcount.org/citizen-science-be-part-of-something-bigger/
View more GBBC results at birdcount.org
Many thanks to all GBBC photographers!
Bird photos were all shared via Macaulay Library. Photographer credits, in order of appearance:
Carolina Wren by Gary Mueller; American Kestrel by Michiel Oversteegen; Black-and-white Warbler by Suzanne Beville; Blue-and-yellow Macaw by Valerio Vilela; Bohemian Waxwing by Michael Hatton; Tree Swallow by Jhoneil Centeno; Common Myna by Leonardus Adi Saktyari; Cooper's Hawk by Alex Muench; Dark-eyed Junco by Estela Quintero-Weldon; Downy Woodpecker by Anonymous eBirder; Eastern Bluebirds by David Clapp; Egyptian Geese and Blacksmith Lapwings by Piet Du Preez; Bearded Reedling by Rego Ostonen; Eurasian Siskin by Jacques Erard; Eurasian Tree Sparrow by Anonymous eBirder; Blue-gray Tanager by Manuel Pérez R.; Eurasian Wigeon by Frank King; European Robin by Миша Zlatarov; Evening Grosbeaks by David Griffin; Flame-throated Bulbul by Novelkumar M S; Barred Owl by Anonymous eBirder; Common Redpoll by Francois St-Cyr; Cape Sugarbird by Bruce Ward-Smith.
Participant photo credits, in order of appearance:
Nanda Currant; Janine Smallman; Christina Woodson; Lourdes Molinar; Greg Slak; Cynthia Staszak; Debbie Kosater; Diane Quance; Cheryl Taylor; Delbert Penner; Uma Pandiya; Tiare Rivera; Maria Joao Chambel; Linda Miller; Leslie Weitzel; Paula Brown; Shirley Andrews; Uma Pandiya.
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Feb 19, 2021




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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Of Course! Just did it!
Stephanie Hickman
My first time doing this and i still ID birds that I see in my backyard.
Anand G
Anand G 9 days ago
"Black-browed babbler found in Borneo 180 years after last sighting" Patrick Barkham @ Thu 25 Feb 2021 01.00 EST writes for Guardian.
Devika Rani
Devika Rani 10 days ago
This year my count was on coastal India. West coast . The day I watched the sea eagle fly over me was a great feeling.
Anand G
Anand G 9 days ago
👍, any luck from the respective area for spotting oriental honey buzzard (Pernis ptilorhynchus), during it's 2021 winter migration 🙏.
Cockatiels and California birds
Thank you so much for hosting! It was great!
Mitchell Brennan
Mitchell Brennan 11 days ago
battakh family
battakh family 13 days ago
Very nice....👍👍👍
Michele Koenig Augeri
I confess that when I saw the number of countries and individuals who participated I began to weep. At a time when the biodiversity of our planet is in such danger and the news about the natural world is so often dire, this reminder that there are people everywhere around the world who care enough to notice and acknowledge the creatures with whom we share this planet was really really appreciated. Thank you so much!
Anand G
Anand G 9 days ago
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Thank you for these kind words.
Chuenguey Hwang
Chuenguey Hwang 13 days ago
Nice.Thanks for sharing.
cassandra Fashano
cassandra Fashano 13 days ago
Great fun . We saw birds that were rare and my hubby, niece and I heard owls at night
Zunair Birds
Zunair Birds 14 days ago
Penny Simmons
Penny Simmons 14 days ago
I was so excited to do this but with this horrible pandemic, I wasn’t able to go anywhere. In my area (Pinckney, Mi.) my house is in a swamp area. I was able to see one red headed woodpecker, (at a neighbors bird feeder) and a group of, not sure what. Too far in the water area to identify, but looked the size of cranes. I will do this again, and happy to help anyway I can. It made me excited to look for more birds when the weather is better. That timeframe, I was basically locked in and snowbound. Wish I had binoculars you can take photos with (is there such a thing. Lol)
Francesca S
Francesca S 14 days ago
Was not able to join, hope to next year. Glad it was a success!
Sir Albatoris
Sir Albatoris 14 days ago
Joe Doaks
Joe Doaks 15 days ago
I did the Christmas bird count for around 10 seasons late 90's into mid 2000 and we noted a decline in transients and some for locals. Is there anyone contrasting past and present? I've noted a big decline in the local finch, sparrow and transient numbers. I'm in the flyway on the east side of the Northern Sierra.
Carol Mahoney
Carol Mahoney 15 days ago
Thanks for inspiring me to take a closer look at the beautiful and fascinating birds we enjoy so much!
wutz4tea 15 days ago
I loved doing it!
Manuel Alberto Pérez Ramírez
Proud to participate and see one of my photos in the video, Tks. a lot for your great work!
Suzanne Schrein
Suzanne Schrein 15 days ago
I was disappointed that I wasn't going to be home that weekend but I was able to do 1 day of watching while traveling. I love participating in the count!
Ellen Schecter
Ellen Schecter 15 days ago
My first time! I had no idea I was part of such a large effort. Thrilled to help.
Sweet Stuff
Sweet Stuff 13 days ago
Ivan Novotny
Ivan Novotny 15 days ago
Thank you for giving me another pleasure in live. Just love it!
Apple 15 days ago
Was a lot of fun 🙂 looking forward to next year
Mary 15 days ago
So impressive! "Well done" to all!
Vivian Krug
Vivian Krug 15 days ago
Wonderful! I enjoyed participating!
fRiGhTfUl 15 days ago
I had a great time birding alone while it snowed in Emmett Idaho looking for birds to add to the #GBBC. Thank you Cornell Lab of Ornithology!
CAMPFIRESKY 15 days ago
I had not participated in 2 years. Now that I am in North Carolina, I have all sorts of "new birds" to enjoy.
Pamela Spooner
Pamela Spooner 15 days ago
I am in Texas and our power outages also affected my phone and the ebird app. On Feb 13 the app had some kind of glitch and it recorded no time period but did capture my bird count (one of 2 submitted that day). It was a day with a flock of 70 robins and 20 plus cedar waxwings so was significant. How can I correct the time error? Thanks.
sally mac
sally mac 15 days ago
You are my peeps! It's been my experience that people who love people love Nature in all her manifestations. Birds sang out their hearts during lockdown and kept my spirit alive. I welcome them back this Spring :-)
Psalm85 YRL
Psalm85 YRL 15 days ago
What's up with the swirls in your bird sign? We know what that means and we also know who went to Cornell and the things done in the dark. Repent before it's too late.
Dating & Relationship Coach
I had a ball! It was a wonderful weekend and I even found a new bird I hadn't seen before!
Susan Harrison
Susan Harrison 15 days ago
Loved doing this! Fun fun fun! 🦆🦅🦉🦩🕊 learned a bunch by looking up each bird and learning more about them.
Congratulations from the Brazilian Pantanal!
Nobody 15 days ago
Love and big air hugs to all bird lovers worldwide 😸㊗️😍🦆🐦🦅🦉🦄
Deborah Kogan
Deborah Kogan 15 days ago
I enjoy doing this every year. Thank you for keeping the world's records!
Conservative Patriots & Oath keepers
Colorado: I am retired and go every day getting those shots that are so hard to get. I am big into the Big birds of prey but will shoot, camera click, anything that will make you stop breathing. I use a Nikkon D7500 with a NIKKOR 300mm and 70mm lens. My settings are always setting custom at 5k and still shot action. I have a photo of an owl that is flying, pitch dark except headlights, in front of my car at 10,000k ft., Jefferson Colorado, with a 10 foot wingspan. He flew for about 10 seconds in front of the car going 55 mph. Each wingtip were about 8 to 10 inches outside of each left / right of the front of the car. I hope that made sense. This dude was HUGE...... I did the hummingbird still shots for awhile as well. If anyone ever wants to share their knowledge or excitement you can email me at johnmichael64@comcast.net I am now, today, into some great Colorado mountain top pics ~ Salute! This piece was great ~ Thx Cornell Lab
Tricia Martin
Tricia Martin 15 days ago
Why did the video move so fast over the birds and so slow over the people. I was really disappointed in barely being able to view the birds.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Hi Tricia, please find a playlist of birds to enjoy here: us-first.info/name/PLgSpqOFj1Ta6ClX5xdRXwMI0nugvqqNUJ
Miguel Ortiz
Miguel Ortiz 15 days ago
Gracias Cornell Lab. Thank you for everything.
Anand G
Anand G 15 days ago
👏👏👏👍, sad that I could not join in... when is the next count. btw, paying respects the words of Uma Pandiyan 🙏
chandrakant mane sky for birds
Thanks to 'Cornell Lab'.🙏🌹💐🌱🌳🕊️🕊️
Joe Shmoe
Joe Shmoe 15 days ago
Too cold that weekend here. -25C. House Sparrows, Magpies, Flicker, Nut hatch(red b) of course Chickadees, and the odd Downey. Of course this is every day. The sparrow count is 20, 30 , 50, 100...depends on the day. The max flock is around 150. I put out various feed, and since I have done that I have seen a total of 30 species, including 6 other sparrow types. Clay Colored, Lincoln, White Throated, White Crowned, Savanah, and Chipping. Coolest was the Lazuli Bunting a few years back. Last spring. was a first for Yellow Rumped Warblers. Cheers
Carol Reifsteck
Carol Reifsteck 16 days ago
Thank you so much for making this a very special GBBC this year for me. Loved your reaching out to everyone, webinars and the beautiful video. Thanks!!!
Good Karma Birding
Good Karma Birding 16 days ago
Amazing! We had so much fun participating! We were able to report close 30 species over the weekend!
nancynesytofreske 16 days ago
My 15 month old granddaughter was watching with me!
Anand G
Anand G 15 days ago
SL Bullens
SL Bullens 16 days ago
Look forward to it every year! Thank you!!
Adrienne Wilson
Adrienne Wilson 16 days ago
This was and always is fun!! Love my birds and love that there are so many bird watchers. Thanks to everyone!!
battakh family
battakh family 13 days ago
I love my ducks....I have ducks and duck channel 🦆🦆🦆🤗👍
Massimo Bafetti
Massimo Bafetti 16 days ago
Thank you so much for hosting this! I was able to get some of my school friends to start birding because of the GBBC!
SwagCuber 16 days ago
Thank you so much! I really loved participating.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
You're so welcome!
Scott O'Keeffe
Scott O'Keeffe 16 days ago
Hello from NSW, Australia! I got rained out. 😞
sally mac
sally mac 15 days ago
lots more opportunities!
MiTmite9 16 days ago
Participating was loads of fun.
tbc27Z 16 days ago
Nice 🐦
Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter 16 days ago
This was such fun and an eye-opener for how many species frequent the area around my home. Can I continue to submit checklists ongoing or do I have to wait until February 2022 before I can submit checklists and photos? Thank you for encouraging and supporting this global event!
Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter 14 days ago
@Sim Wood Thank you so much, Sim! That is exactly what I wanted to know! I can continue to log sightings during the year for my learning and eBird account.
Sim Wood
Sim Wood 14 days ago
Results towards GBBC can be added until March 1st but you can add any sightings of your own on eBird at any time though, I regularly submit whenever I've seen something of note. When you are logged in on the desktop site the Submit button is to the right of the word eBird and on a mobile page it is in the three bar menu, or you can use the app too.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Yes you can! Data entry remains open until March 1, but the information you enter should only be from the four days of the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Shanti007 16 days ago
It's always a pleasure, thank you for bringing us together with Nature and each other!
Cherrybomb510 16 days ago
It's always a pleasure to participate, thanks Cornell for bringing us together!❤
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Thanks for taking part!
Coby the Bird Nerd
Coby the Bird Nerd 16 days ago
Thank you for this!
Pat Gordon
Pat Gordon 16 days ago
How very wonderful, so much to see and study.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Glad you enjoyed it!
Bird-O-Mania 16 days ago
Thank you for hosting this!
Vishnu Vallabh
Vishnu Vallabh 16 days ago
Very cool