Results of the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count

The Cornell Lab of Orinthology has released the numbers from the 2023 Great Backyard Bird Count. Half a million bird enthusiasts shared sightings from almost every corner of the world.

The Great Backyard Bird Count in a Snapshot

  • 7,538 species of birds identified
  • 202 participating countries
  • 390,652 eBird checklists
  • 372,905 Merlin Bird IDs
  • 151,479 photos added to Macaulay Library
  • 555,291 estimated global participants

The full report can be found here.

Next year’s Great Backyard Bird Count is scheduled for February 16-19, 2024.

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