March 16, 2018
By Marshall Iliff, Pat Leonard, and Kerrie Wilcox
Another edition of the Great Backyard Bird Count is in the books, with a great showing for the birds and the bird watchers who joined in from around the world. As always, participants tell us they really enjoy this opportunity to do their favorite thing and contribute to science at the same time.
Checklist and species totals for the 2018 GBBC have set two new records:
Species: 6,310 (2017 species total: 5,940)
Complete Checklists: 176,905 (2017 checklists: 173,826)
Estimated Participants: 192,456 (2017 participant estimate: 214,018)
The 20th was another record-setting year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Explore the results here!
Of course the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count – the 19th – set records again for checklists submitted and species observed. Read the summary here!
The results are in, and the 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count again set new records for number of species observed and number of checklists submitted!