Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count! - Cape Elizabeth Land Trust


Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

February 12-15, 2021 – learn more and join at

Each year, individuals from across the globe join together for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Each participant spends at least 15 minutes observing birds and records what they count in the eBird system. Anyone can participate!

This year, we’re putting together a series of posts related to the bird count.

How do I participate?

No experience necessary! In the video below, Philip recruits a new volunteer and teaches the essentials — all in less than five minutes!

But… I’ve never done anything like this before!

That’s OK! The Bird Count is designed to be doable by people of all ages and abilities. There are lots of resources on the Bird Count website. You can also check out some resources below for more intros on the basics of birding:

Wait… haven’t all the birds migrated by now?

Many of Maine’s birds are year-round residents, and some even migrate south from Canada for the (comparatively) warm winter. Learn more in our Creature Feature:

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