Backyard Bird Count

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

We invite you to participate this year at The Oregon Garden!

-Choose your location in the Garden to sit for 15 minutes.
-Watch for birds, identify them, and report the largest number seen at once in a group.
– Enter your data online or add yours to our group report.

-New to birding? That’s ok! We will go over the birds we have in the Garden, instructions on how to pre-identify birds by silhouettes in the sky, how to do the bird count and why its important.

– Children are welcome to learn about birding and the bird count and will also be able to do bird-themed crafts.

You’re Garden admission get’s you access to all the events in the Garden this day. The Garden will open at 8am this day to provide for optimal birding.


May - September
Daily - 9:00am to 6:00pm

October - April
Daily - 10:00am - 4:00pm

The Garden is open 365 days a year and is pet-friendly. Check the Visit page for the Visitor Center hours.


Adults $14
Seniors (60+) $12
Students (12-17) $11
Children (5-11) $8
Children (4 & under) Free
Garden Members Free
Military w/ ID $11
Save $2 weekdays!

Contact & Directions

phone (503) 874-8100
toll-free (877) 674-2733
fax (503) 339-2996
address 879 W. Main St.
Silverton, OR 97381

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