"I never for a day gave up listening to the songs of our birds, or watching their peculiar habits, or delineating them in the best way I could."
2019 Great Backyard Bird Count
Friday, February 14th, through Monday, February 18th, 2019
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual birding and citizen science event for people of all skills. This year, it runs from Friday, Feb. 15 through Monday, Feb. 18. Participants are asked to watch for birds at any location for at least 15 consecutive minutes, then submit a checklist of their observations on a website. More information about the GBBC can be found at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/about/. Last year, more than 100 people submitted GBBC checklists from Larimer County, recording 101 different species. We’re hoping to see even bigger participation and results this year.
FCAS also is planning a special field trip in conjunction with this year’s GBBC. FCAS volunteers will be counting birds at the new "backyard" feeders at the Fort Collins Senior Center from 9 to 10 a.m. on both Saturday, February 16 and Sunday, February 17. Anyone interested can drop by for any part of the hour and join in the fun. A walk around Roland Moore park may be added to the itinerary if the weather is favorable. All data collected will be submitted to the GBBC website.