Backyard Winter Bird Survey

2013 Survey Dates: February 9 & 10 Survey forms and 2012 results will be mailed in mid-January 2013. Backyard Winter Bird Survey participants report any bird species visiting their yard and/or feeders in New Hampshire on the second weekend of February. Originally begun as a “Cardinal-Tufted Titmouse Census,” it was expanded in 1987 to gather information on the distribution and abundance of many winter species in New Hampshire.

Prior Years Survey Results

Please click any of the year links below to open the corresponding Survey Results. All Survey Results are Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files.

2012 Results 2011 Results 2010 Results 2009 Results 2008 Results 2007 Results 2006 Results 2005 Results 2004 Results 2003 Results 2002 Results 2001 Results 2000 Results 1999 Results 1998 Results 1997 Results 1996 Results 1995 Results


Survey Research

Winter Ranges of Birds in New Hampshire; Changes in the Past Two Decades by Danielle Aube

Other Backyard Bird Surveys

Great Backyard Bird Count — This national bird count is a project of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It usually takes place the week after New Hampshire’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey. Participation is done on-line and more information is available at Project FeederWatch — The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology coordinates this survey in which participants watch and record birds every other week from November through March. Information is available on-line at, or contact Project FeederWatch, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, PO Box 11, Ithaca, NY 14851-0011, phone: 607-254-BIRD. Focus on Feeders Weekend — This is a Massachusetts survey run by the Massachusetts Audubon Society. Contact them for more information: 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.