Just some of the many backyard birds you can find around Reno, courtesy of our photo contest.
It is time once again for the Great Backyard Bird Count(GBBC), a birding celebration hosted by Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Wild Birds Unlimited. The goals of the GBBC are to encourage you to go birding, especially birding in easy to reach locations, such as your backyard or city park.
This year the GBBC will be happening over President's Day Weekend, Feb 18th-21st. To participate in the GBBC simply do the following steps:
We at Lahontan Audubon Society have our own community account on eBird, which we use for community events like the GBBC. We would love you to share your GBBC sightings with us! Our screen name is lasbirdinggroup, and the link to our profile is below. At the last event, you our community saw 54 different birds species. Let's see if we can break our record this year! Click below to read our 2021 GBBC field trip report.
Do you need help with creating a bird checklist on your adventure? We have you covered. Click below to check out last year's post on how to create and keep a birding checklist.
Do you not have an eBird account or need help with the software? We can help you here as well:
For more information about the GBBC, please check out their website, link below. The GBBC hosted an informational webinar on Feb. 16th from 11am to 12pm PST. Click the button below to watch a recording of the webinar.
Do you need help finding parks to go birding at? We have you covered there as well. Our Birding By Bus map contains a big list of parks all through the Reno/Sparks metro area. These included the address to the parks, list of commonly seen birds and are compatible with the navigation apps on your smartphone. Click below to visit the map and explore.
Photos were from our monthly contest, photographers include: Janet Busi, Jennifer Sojka, Jonathan Sokol, Judy Duffy and Kentia Kalanaki,