The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual four-day event in which, people of all ages count birds to create living snapshots of bird populations around the world. Anyone can take part, whether beginner or expert. You can join our special events or count in your own backyard.
Counting birds helps scientists measure the health of the planet. More than 1200 bird species around the globe face extinction over the next century due to climate change—including up to half of the 650 North American bird species. Citizen science like the GBBC could help save them. The more researchers learn about how birds are faring, the better we can protect these beautiful creatures and the environment we share with them.
When you participate in our special GBBC events, you’ll receive a complimentary copy of Audubon de México's Birds of San Miguel guidebook, featuring 81 species commonly found in the San Miguel area:
BIRDWALK: Sunday, February 19 7:45 am - Noon
Participants will find and count a variety of local and wintering birds along a quiet, tree-lined stretch of the Rio Laja. Transportation by carpool. Meet in front of the Instituto Allende at 7:45 am. We will have a few pairs of binoculars to lend to adults, and telescopes for you to look through.
Adults and children aged 10 and up with parents are welcome. In English. No registration necessary. Audubon members free, non-members 200 pesos or $10US per person.
KAYAK ON THE PRESA ALLENDE, Monday, February 20, 8:30am-1pm.
With our experienced guides, see and count songbirds in the trees along the Rio Laja channel as well as waterfowl and waders such as pelicans, cormorants, ducks and egrets in the open water. 100 pesos per person donation to Audubon. To register: email email@example.com with first and last name, email address, and phone number of each person in party, plus the number of one-person rental kayaks (150 pesos additional per person) needed, if any. We’ll provide directions to the boathouse and coordinate transportation for those who need rides. For adults; children 15 and up with parents welcome. In English.
COUNT IN YOUR GARDEN, ROOFTOP OR LOCAL PARK: Friday to Monday, February 17-20.
If you are familiar with our local birds, you can participate in the GBBC by counting the birds in your own back (or front) yard or local park. It only takes 15 minutes a day, for as many of the four days as you’d like. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to preregister and get the information you’ll need to make your numbers count!
Audubon GBBC Birdwalk
Sun, Feb 19, 7:45am-Noon
Meets in front of Instituto Allende
Ancha de San Antonio 20
Signe Hammer, (044) 415-111-7638
Members free, non-members 200 pesos or US $10