Great Backyard Bird Count

Friday, February 17 - Monday, February 20

Love birds? Get involved in this annual community science initiative!

Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. Over these four days, we invite people to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.

Participate at the Aquarium

Stop by the Aquarium February 17-20 to participate in this global citizen science initiative!

  • Aquarium educators will be on hand to help guests make a free ice cream cone bird feeder to bring home.
  • Take part in a bird-themed scavenger hunt throughout the Aquarium! Guests who complete the challenge will go home with a cool prize.
  • Think you know birds? Test your knowledge during an interactive matching game
  • ... and more!

Click Here to Purchase Aquarium Tickets

Participate at Home

Spend time in your favorite places watching birds ... then tell us about them!

  • Step 1: Count birds anywhere you want for at least 15 minutes.
  • Step 2: Estimate how many of each bird species you observed.
  • Step 3: Create a free account and enter your bird list at

Click here for More Details on How to Participate in the Count from Home

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

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Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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