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. This year’s count days are February 17 to 20. 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.  For more information on how to participate, visit  You can also join guide Vince Smith at Black Rock Sanctuary tomorrow February 18 at 9am when we will be counting birds for the GBBC.