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Great Backyard Bird Count

Calling all Citizen Scientists! Join us for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count at 1 pm on Saturday, February 19 at Utah Lake’s north shore (click the link for directions to location) to watch, learn about, count, and celebrate birds. This global event creates a snapshot of the world’s bird populations, and your observations will contribute to data used by professionals for science and conservation. Plus a special appearance by master falconer Ben Woodruff!

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Directions & Parking for the event


Please park in the Mountain Sunrise Academy‘s parking lot just east of their building on 145 N in Saratoga Springs.  Once you’ve parked, walk west on 145 N and look for event signage to direct you to the Utah Lake Field Station.  It is located across the road and approximately 200 feet west of the academy.  Please use caution when crossing and walking along the road!

History of the Great Backyard Bird Count

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was the first online citizen-science project (also referred to as community science) to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real time. Birds Canada joined the project in 2009 to provide an expanded capacity to support participation in Canada. In 2013, we became a global project when we began entering data into eBird, the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science (community science) project.