Focus on Feeders

Birds at feeder © Chris Steele
Birds at feeder © Chris Steele

Focus on Feeders joins Cornell’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Beginning in 2015 Mass Audubon phased out our independent Focus of Feeders project. Instead we are now asking our members and friends to join us in becoming participants the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count.  

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds on one or more days of the event and report their sightings online

Anyone can take part in the GBBC, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It's free, fun, and easy!

Each report submitted helps researchers learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. With well over 100,000 checklists turned in each year it is the world's largest annual instantaneous snapshot of bird populations.

The annual GBBC is held each year in February. Please visit the official website to find all the information you need to participate.

We are sure that counting your backyard birds will be just as fun as it always was, with the added bonus of including your data in one of the largest citizen science projects in the world.