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Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16 - February 19

Join Crossroads, the Door County Land Trust, Ridges Sanctuary, and many other organizations and individuals in helping count and keep track of birds in our area. You don’t even have to leave your backyard!

Participating is easy, fun to do alone or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds.

Step 1: Decide where you will watch birds.

Step 2: Watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days, February 16–19, 2024.

Step 3: Identify all the birds you see or hear within your planned time/location and use the best tool for sharing your bird sightings:

  • If you are a beginning bird admirer and new to bird identification, try using the Merlin Bird ID app to tell us what birds you are seeing or hearing.
  • If you have participated in the count before and want to record numbers of birds, try the eBird Mobile app or enter your bird list on the eBird website (desktop/laptop).
  • If you want to count birds at a Crossroads Preserve, we also have printed bird lists you can pick up in our Nature Center.
If you already contribute to Merlin or eBird, continue what you are doing! All entries over the 4-days count towards GBBC.

For more information about this event, please check out Cornell’s website for details, FAQ, and other information.


February 16
February 19
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Cornell University
Crossroads at Big Creek
Door County Land Trust
Ridges Sanctuary