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From your backyard or balcony, garden or window, what birds can you find?

Explore the birds near you and participate in Bird Blitz at Home anytime during the month of May! It’s fun for all ages, participating is easy, and your observations help scientists monitor Canada’s birds!

1. PREPARE FOR YOUR BIRD COUNT:

 

Download and print your bird count resources!

  • Bird ID Guide– Select your location and date to print the most common birds in your area for your bird count.

 

  • Bird Tally– Print a Bird Tally to help keep track of your observations.

2. COUNT BIRDS!

  • Choose any day in May to conduct your bird count, or participate several times throughout the month.
  • Observe birds for as little as 15 minutes, or all day!
  • Keep track of your observations or record on the bird tally form.

Tips for watching and identifying birds:

  • Be observant, using eyes and ears to find birds in all the different habitats that make up your space. Birds can be found on the ground foraging for food, taking shelter in shrubs or trees, flying across the yard or high up in the sky!
  • Take note of size, shape, colors and patterns, songs and calls, behaviors and habitats of birds
  • Be aware of repeat observations during your count period. Try not to double-count moving birds!
Photo: Liza Barney

3. REPORT AND SHARE YOUR OBSERVATIONS:

    SUBMIT OBSERVATIONS

    Register or log in to NatureCounts to submit your bird observations.

    VIEW BIRD DATA

    Explore the birds reported from your province or across Canada!

    WIN A PRIZE!

    Submit your observations to qualify for a chance to win a Bird-friendly Yard Prize from Pinebush Home and Garden and West Coast Seeds! Winners will be randomly drawn from submitted data entries and tagged posts on social media!

    Be social! Tag us with your Bird Blitz adventures here:

     

    #HomeBirdBlitz

    For more information, please email:

    education@birdscanada.org

    Bird Blitz at Home and Schoolyard Bird Blitz programs are generously supported by: