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Great Backyard Bird Count 2019

15 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019

GBBC 2019 | Bird Walks & Talks (Registration form) | Resources | Contacts | Campus Bird Count 2019

Bird Walks & Talks

The basic activity in the GBBC is to go outdoors (anywhere you wish, including your balcony, college campus or local park), spend at least 15 minutes watching birds, and upload your birdlist(s) to eBird. But beyond that, the GBBC is a great opportunity to conduct events in your locality, city or state. Here are some ideas:

1. Conduct a bird walk

Get some friends together and go out birding. Or announce a birdwatching event that is open to the public. A wetland of some sort is a particularly good place to conduct such an event, because waterbirds are often easily observable. With smaller, more enthusiastic groups, a bird walk through scrub or woodland is also feasible. If you need help with ideas or materials, please let us know.

Photo by: Dinesh Singh Pundir

2. Talk about birds at a school or college

Contact a local educational institution to see whether you can talk to their students about birds. You can use the powerpoint presentation about birds and birdwatching if needed. You could also take the students on a bird walk in the campus. If you find some students are particularly interested, ask them to create eBird accounts and ‘share’ the session’s birdlist with them.

3. Take part in the Campus Bird Count

If you study, work or live on a campus of any form, do consider taking part in the Campus Bird Count.

Use the registration form on the next page to register a regional event of your own, or read on for GBBC resources that you can use.

Events registered thus far:

You can also view registered events on a map here.

If you wish to register a bird walk or talk that you will conduct during the GBBC, please fill and submit the form below:

(Note that there is a separate registration form for the Campus Bird Count.)

Registration Form


15 Feb 2019
18 Feb 2019
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Sougata Bhar
Sougata Bhar
2 years ago

When is the next event planned in 2020?

Bird Count India
2 years ago
Reply to  Sougata Bhar

The next GBBC is 14-17 Feb 2020.