Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Here and Now: The Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

At left: a Bohemian waxwing joining the flock of three others, set against a bright blue sky. At right: a close-up view of a solo Bohemian waxwing, perched on a branch, with a blue sky in the background.

Schoodic Institute’s Bird Ecology Director Seth Benz teams up with the Wendell Gilley Museum to kick off the annual global bird count!

The world comes together to observe birds and you can be part of the effort. Join us on Friday, February 17th from 9:00am – 11:00am at the Wendell Gilley Museum (4 Herrick Road in Southwest Harbor). We’ll cover how to participate in this global event, watch observations roll in from around the world, and we’ll contribute our own observations from Southwest Harbor. This event will combine indoor and outdoor components – please dress accordingly. 

This event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register today.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds, and to display results in near real time. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations. Birds Canada joined the project in 2009. In 2013, participants began entering data into eBird, the world’s largest biodiversity-related citizen science project.


February 17, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Event Categories:


Wendell Gilley Museum
4 Herrick Road
Southwest Harbor, Maine 04679
+ Google Map
View Venue Website