|Great Backyard Bird Count!|
Event Type: FAMILY/ALL AGES PROGRAM - REGISTERED|
Start Time: All Day
Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. From February 12-15, the Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology invite people to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting the numbers. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.
How can we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count? Visit the website, birdcount.org. Sign up for a free eBird account with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where you can easily log the number of birds you see (desktop and mobile versions of eBird are both available). Then step outside your doors on the designated dates and start counting! Participants who submit one or more lists over the four days become a "community scientist" with the Audubon Society!
You can also upload photos of the birds you see when you enter your Great Backyard Bird Count list in eBird. Your photo will become a part of the Macaulay Library, the world’s premier scientific archive of natural history.
As an added incentive, we'd like to know about your efforts to participate in the event. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a photo of yourself/your family as you are birdwatching -- or better still, a photo of a bird you observed -- along with a list of the birds you saw. We'll choose a random winner for a prize of a 10-lb bag of quality birdseed.
Contact: Maria Buhl
Presenter: Maria Buhl