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The Great Backyard Bird Count -- a yearly event

Gold finch and cardinal
Gold finch and cardinal

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event that everyone can participate in. It is a great learning experience for children as well as being entertaining. You do not have to put up feeders or have special equipment to participate. Bird counts are conducted at various times of the year.

The Great Backyard Bird Count helps scientists study the movement and distribution of many species of birds. Scientists cannot match the data that you and other birders collect during this yearly event. For more information go to: