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Each May, on the second Saturday, Bighorn Audubon along with several volunteers conducts a Spring Count as part of the World Migratory Bird Day and Global Big Day. 

The goal of the Count is to get more than a snapshot of the movement and trends of Neotropical migratory birds: birds that spend the summer in a breeding range in North America and migrate south to Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean in winter. It is the only international education program that focuses on the migration of over 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. When combined with other surveys, such as the Breeding Bird Survey, this survey provides a picture of how the continent’s bird populations have changed in time and space over years. Data are combined within a large pool in order to evaluate continental changes in bird populations.

Bighorn Audubon's Spring Count data are sent to the non-game division of Wyoming Game and Fish to aid in our understanding of local bird populations.

Additional, in 2024 an eBird account was created specifically for Bighorn Audubon's Spring Count.

For more information on the Spring Count, please contact JoAnne Puckett at

To see Bighorn Audubon Spring Count results from 2021 -2024 please click here 

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