Despite the name, you don’t HAVE to stick to your backyard to count birds. The weather here in the north is supposed to warm up for the weekend so all the more reason to get out to your favorite natural area to see which feathered friends are present.
However, or wherever you count birds – 2018 is the Year of the Bird, so why not participate in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count!?
This annual event takes place this weekend from the 16th – 19th and the information gathered is invaluable to researchers and scientists who look for changes in bird population data over the 21 years since the program began.
To participate, observers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org. Easy peasy!
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