Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 17, 2013

2013 Great Backyard Bird Count Results

The results of the first global Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)  are in.  Here are a few highlights:

  • 111 countries and independent territories participated
  • 4,004 species from about 180 bird families–39% of the world’s bird species and 78% of bird families. (there are 10,240 species in the world)
  • countries with most species: Mexico tops the list with 645 species, followed by the United States with 638, India follows with 544 species, then Costa Rica with 508.

To see full results go to: 2013 Results — Great Backyard Bird Count.


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