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Great Backyard Bird Count Resources

As always, we are thankful for everything that you do to make the Great Backyard Bird Count a global success. The next count will take place February 14-17, 2020. But you can get a good idea what it’s all about by looking through the resources below that were made available for the most recent count.


2020 GBBC flyers are available to download and print. Put them up at schools, libraries, and other organizations in your community. All versions of the poster can be printed on standard-sized paper from your home printer.

Social Media

We have special downloadable images you can use on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media channels to tell your connections about the GBBC. Be sure to link the images to the GBBC website: www.birdcount.org.

News Release 

The 2020 news release will be posted here when it’s ready. Then you can download, print, and send it with a personal message to local media outlets. Be sure to point reporters to the GBBC newsroom for additional contacts and a selection of high-resolution images to use in their GBBC stories. Make sure to tell them know about any local events or birds of interest in your area.

GBBC Slideshow

The 2020 GBBC slideshow is ready to download, complete with script. Share it with your friends, family, or at a community event. The slideshow explains each step for participating in the count and features more beautiful images by the GBBC participants.

Participant Toolkit

Do your contacts already know about the count and just need instructions on how to participate? If so, send them to the participant toolkit, which includes simple participation instructions, an optional data form, U.S. and Canada bird lists, frequently asked questions, info on great birding apps, and other resources to help participants identify tricky bird species