The Great Backyard Bird Count for 2011 is over. Volunteers from all over the US and Canada are adding their bird count checklists to the online data.

Statistics for 2011 so far 

Total Checklists Submitted: 91,915
Total Species Observed: 596
Total Individual Birds Counted: 11,452,925

These two videos show citizen scientists involved with the bird count. Anyone with an interest in the bird species where they live can participate. All you need is a pair of binoculars and a bird guide to help you identify the birds in your area.

Next Year’s GBBC is scheduled for Feb. 17-20, 2012

Voice of America Great Backyard Bird Count Video

YNN-TV Announcing Great Backyard Bird count