Stop by Sharon Audubon Center and take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Audubon Staff will be available throughout regular business hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to help visitors identify and count species at the bird feeder to submit for the count. Learn how to identify common feeder species while helping to collect data.
- Appropriate for adults and children ages 8 and up
- No pre-registration is necessary
For questions, contact the Sharon Audubon Center at 860-364-0520.
More About GBBC
Each year over President's Day Weekend in February, tens of thousands of everyday bird and nature lovers throughout North America take part in this fun Community Science activity. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation.
Anyone can take part, from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and reporting their sightings online. Participants can also explore what birds others are finding in their backyards—whether in their own neighborhood or thousands of miles away.
Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass 3,000 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.