The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.  Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.  The GBBC runs for four days between February 18th and 21st.  Join Valley Forge Audubon Society guides on one (or more) of these days at various locations throughout the chapter’s territory to learn more about how you can participate in the GBBC and discover what fascinating birds can be in your own backyard.

Each field trip will include a 30-minute stationary program focusing on bird ID and how to report your bird sightings.  Then the group will venture into the field for an approximately 90 minute guided birding trip.  No prior knowledge of birds or birding is necessary to attend, and these programs are open to people of all ages and abilities.

Please see our events page at for more information and directions.  All programs will begin at 8:30 am; each guided field trip will depart at 9:00 am.

Friday, February 18th at Hildacy Preserve

Saturday, February 19th at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Sunday, February 20th at Exton Park

Monday, February 21st at Pottstown Riverfront Park