Sunday, 5 February 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count and QTSRCA Photo Contest

Join us for the 20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count from February 17-20, 2017

QTSRCA Photo Contest

Take a photo of any bird you see between February 17th and 20th. Submit your photo to or @QTSRCommunity before February 22nd. One entry will be randomly drawn to win a birding prize package.

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join in! Count birds in your backyard, local park, or wherever you spot a bird, and submit your observations online at

How to Count the Birds:

1.       Count birds anywhere you like.  We recommend at LEAST 15 minutes – or even longer if you wish.  Keep track of the numbers and species of birds you see and how long you watched.

2.       Make your best estimates of how many birds you saw of each species.  For example, 5 Northern Cardinals, 3 American Crows.  Huge flocks may be a challenge, but your best guess is still valuable.

3.       Enter your list(s) online at  Put in a new checklist:

a.       For each new day

b.      For each different location

c.       For the same location, same day, if you counted at a different time of day

Great Backyard Bird Count and QTSRCA Photo Contest Poster

Great Backyard Bird Count Instructions

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