Great Backyard Bird Count 2023
Date(s): February 17th - 20th
Time(s): Various. See below.
Location: Cache Creek Nature Preserve (see map)
Sponsored by: Cache Creek Conservancy in conjunction with The Cornell Lab and Audubon Society
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an international 4-day event celebrating the world of birds. Spend time at Cache Creek Nature Preserve watching birds and report your findings to help scientists understand and protect birds around the globe. It takes as little as 15 minutes a day (or longer, if you wish!) on one or more days of the event to observe the birds in your community.
The Preserve will be open during all 4 days of the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17th-20th. Hours are posted below:
- Feb 17 (Friday) 8am-4pm
- Feb 18 (Saturday) 8am-12pm
- Feb 19 (Sunday) 8am-4pm
- Feb 20 (Monday) 8am-12pm
There are three ways to share the birds you see, or hear. Use these links to get setup ahead of time.
If you are a beginning bird admirer and new to bird identification, try using the Merlin Bird ID app to tell Cornell Labs / Audubon what birds you are seeing or hearing.
If you already contribute to Merlin or eBird, continue what you are doing! All entries over the 4-days count towards GBBC.
Yolo County Bird Guides
- Yolo County Printable Bird Lists from ebird.org (Printable)
- Bird ID Booklet from Cache Creek Conservancy (PDF)
Guided Bird Tours
The Nature Preserve’s Staff Biologist, Felicia Wang, will be providing 2-hour guided group bird walks Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings. Meet in front of the Visitor’s Center by 8:45 AM.
- Feb 18 (Saturday) 9am–11am
- Feb 19 (Sunday) 9am–11am
- Feb 20 (Monday) 9am–11am
What to bring
- Binoculars. We have a limited supply if you need to borrow a pair.
- Bird field guides are useful to reference, if you have one. Download PDFs (above) or we will have some printed when you arrive.