Count Birds & Contribute to Citizen Science 

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a four-day, global bird count held every February. Anyone can participate by tallying the numbers and kinds of birds they spot in their yard for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count.

Results can be submitted to Tropical Audubon Society and to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society citizen-science online database known as eBird. The count creates an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

The next GBBC is scheduled for February 16-19, 2018. For more information, visit the Great Backyard Bird Count website.


The Miami Winter Bird Count (MWBC) is held during the weekend of the Great Backyard Bird Count, using the platform offered by the GBBC. We hope that such regular, annual counts will lead to a better understanding as to the status, diversity, and distribution of late winter birds in Miami-Dade.

How it works:

Email MWBC coordinator Carlos Sanchez with the area(s) you will be covering to ensure minimal overlap. Survey your assigned area anywhere during GBBC weekend, recording both total species and actual numbers of what you observe. Submit eBird list(s) via the Great Backyard Bird Count portal and email Carlos your totals. That’s it!

At the end of the entire event, Carlos will provide a synopsis of the county-wide results. So get ready to get out there and see some great birds! We look forward to hearing all about it.