Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)

April 14, 20197 days 780
  • Tamil Nadu’s Salem district submitted the largest number of checklists of birds (8,420) among all participating districts to the global Great Backyard Bird Count 2019.
  • The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an event to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.
  • Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on any or all days of 4-day event and report their sightings online at

  • It was launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society.
  • GBBC is the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time
  • The 22nd annual GBBC was held for four days from February 15 till February 18, 2019.

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