Backyard Birding Blitz
HeartLands Conservancy is hosting a Backyard Birding Blitz through the month of May! A relaxing and rewarding experience of observing the birds outside your window – no prior experience needed!
All you have to do to participate is:
- Be located in one of the following counties in Illinois: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, or Washington
- Download the iNaturalist App
- Take a picture or a sound recording of a bird in your backyard and upload it using the Taxa: Birds
Other iNaturalist users will help you ID the species, although you are encouraged to try to figure it out on your own, too!
- Most Species Observed
- Most Observations
- Rarest Observation
- Honorable Mention
Let’s have some Citizen Science fun!
Ps – If you would like to share your findings on Facebook or Instagram, please use #BackyardBirdingBlitz so we can give them a thumbs up!