Sparrows and redpolls gather at a local feeder. If you have birds in your yard

Backyard Bird Count creates a snapshot

Get out your binoculars. The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is happening this weekend.

Make the birds in your community count – participate in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages birdwatchers of all ages across North America and around the world in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Anyone can participate, from beginners to experts. You can count for as little as 15 minutes on a single day, or for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy – and it helps the birds!

This year’s count takes place in one week, from Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18. It’s as simple as counting the birds at a location near you, tallying the highest number of birds of each species seen together at once, and filling out an online checklist on the Great Backyard Bird Count website ( www.birdsource.org/gbbc/canada ). Email gbbc@birdscanada.org for more information. As the count progresses, you can visit the GBBC website to view results and share photographs.

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