Birds from my window

February 7, 2014 2:07 PM

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Birds from my window

As you read this, birders across the world are getting ready to participate in The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 2014. They will count birds in their locality from February 14 to 17 and record the numbers online, contributing to one of the biggest citizen’s science projects ever. The event gives the common man a chance to lend scientists a hand at studying birds.

According to, the project was started in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a unit of Cornell University, New York, and National Audubon Society, an American environmental organisation.

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