The #BigYearAtHome campaign is an interactive, fun, engaging, friendly, and collaborative challenge that aims to welcome different kinds of communities to participate in birdwatching and bird conservation activities. We have lost about 3 billion birds since 1970, and we can help bring them back. Our goal is to share monthly challenges, information, and activities that will help you connect with birds and take action to help them recover. Communities in large cities and towns, communities with wide-open spaces around homes and other buildings, and everyone in-between is welcome to participate
Each month, we’ll post “Monthly Challenges,” a variety of activities that you can participate in from the place where you live, or nearby. We’ll also share information about activities and places that might be a little (or a lot!) farther away from the place where you live. You can expect to see birdwatching challenges, eBird checklist challenges, challenges to participate with family and friends, challenges to attend virtual presentations, and more. Throughout the campaign we’re asking you to put safety first. You can help birds from almost anywhere, so we’d like you to participate in your #BigYearAtHome from places where you are safe and feel comfortable.
To get started, check out the video and Activity Feed on this page. To stay connected, we welcome you to sign up for email updates, follow Partners in Flight on Facebook / Twitter, or contact us through the form on this page.
Welcome to your #BigYearAtHome!
#BigYearAtHome Activity Feed
- Updated May ChallengesWe updated our May flyer! Were you able to attend Bird Day Live events and participate in eBird’s Global Big Day? If not, you can still try our other challenges before May 31st! Click to learn more.
- Backyard Bird Feeding Video: Conservation in Urban AreasBird watching and feeding allows us to feel close to nature, and reminds us how important a healthy ecosystem is. In this short video, Sydney Dragon (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Student Conservation Association intern) describes the best ways to enjoy backyard bird feeding from the comfort of your home.
- #BigYearAtHome May ChallengesThese challenges will help you start connecting with birds where you live. Explore the Merlin Bird ID app, Attend FREE Bird Day Live virtual events, and participate in community science with eBird.
- #BigYearAtHome Launching April 26th!Subscribe to updates and follow us on social!