The GBBC is held worldwide and this birdathon is only state wide. The GBBC collects counts of birds, time seen, and environment. The state wide count just wants to know the species seen on the birdathon day. Also the GBBC collects no money but the state asks for birders to be "sponsored." Half the money goes to state-wide birding programs and the other half stays in the county for birding activities in that area.