Friday, January 21, 2011

#34 Conservation Tip: Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) engages people of all ages to count birds in their local community. Birders of many skill levels, from beginning to advanced, are encouraged to join in this annual 4-day event, which provides important real-time data of bird populations and locations throughout North America.

Count your backyard feeder, or gather friends together to explore a favorite birding locale. The GBBC provides an opportunity for students and community groups to organize educational programs or fundraising around the event, while making an important contribution to scientific databases.

The 2011 GBBC takes place Friday February 18 through Monday, February 21 - you can count for as little as 15 minutes, or many hours for each of the 4 days. It’s free, fun and helps the birds! For more details, go to the GBBC website:
photo © adrian binns

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