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Calling all Citizen Scientists! Join us for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count at 10 am to 12 pm on Saturday, February 18 near the north shore of Utah Lake (click the link for directions to parking lot) 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.  Plan on spending about 20 minutes anytime between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm.  Look for Leah in the parking lot for further directions and instructions!

Please register for this event below.

Don’t see the registration form?  Click here to view it.

Great Horned Owls

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.