Make sure your local birds are represented in the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count. The 15th annual GBBC takes place February 17-20. Everything you need to know to participate is on the website at, including downloadable instructions, FAQs, and a how-to video. Get a regional list of the birds you might see in your area in February so you can brush up on your identification skills ahead of time.

Statistics from 2011
Total Checklists Submitted: 92,218

Total Species Observed: 594

Total Individual Birds Counted: 11,471,949