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Updated: February 13, 2020.

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Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020.  Please visit the official website at for more information.


Join Us for the Count, February 14-17, 2020

 It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Create a free GBBC account if you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count or any other Cornell Lab citizen-science project, or have not participated in the GBBC since 2013. If you already created an account for the GBBC in the past, or if you’re already registered with eBird or another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing user name and password.

2. Count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals of each species you saw during your count period.

3. Enter your results on the GBBC website by clicking the “Submit Observations” tab on the home page. You may also download the free eBird Mobile app to enter data on a mobile device. If you already participate in the eBird citizen-science project, please use eBird to submit your sightings during the GBBC. Your checklists will count toward the GBBC.

   2019 Juneau Christmas Bird Count

Juneau Christmas Bird Count

Report of the 2019 Juneau Christmas Bird Count.  

Juneau Birders and Count Participants,


Thanks to those who participated in the 47th Juneau Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, January 4. Twenty-four volunteers reported 70 species and 10,131 individual birds. A few feeder watchers also contributed their observations to the count. Twelve additional species were seen during count week, for a total of 82. 


The weather was cloudy, with temperatures in the upper twenties to low thirties, snow flurries, and light winds. The ponds and lakes were frozen or partly frozen.


Highlights included Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-breasted Sapsucker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Lapland Longspur, Yellow-rumped Warbler, and White-throated Sparrow on count day and Canvasback, Surfbird, Great Horned Owl, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Spotted Towhee, and Lincoln's Sparrow during count week. Those species have been seen on 10 or fewer previous counts.


Surprisingly, the count resulted in nine new highs: Pied-billed Grebe (2), Bald Eagle (220), Killdeer (22), Dunlin (440), Merlin (5), Pacific Wren (18), Varied Thrush (120), White-winged Crossbill (670), and Pine Siskin (2,065). Additionally, Red-breasted Sapsucker was a new count-day species for the Juneau count. 


Twenty-two species have been seen on each of the 47 counts. For the first time on a Juneau count, Long-Tailed Duck was not reported, nor was it reported during count week. The five most numerous species were Mallard (2,146), Pine Siskin (2,065), White-Winged Crossbill (670), Glaucous-winged Gull (590), and Common Raven (488). The complete list is available here.


Thanks, Patty Rose


Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, February 14, through Monday, February 17, 2020.  Please visit the official website at for more information.

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