The Great Backyard Bird Count
Have some fun this winter counting birds at your outdoor feeder—and at the same time aid important world-wide scientific research. The Great Backyard Bird Count, hosted by The Cornell Lab, Audubon and Bird Studies Canada, will take place on February 12-15 2016.
This is a fun way to stay connected to the outdoors on cold, wet winter days while staying dry and warm in your kitchen. It's a super way to get kids involved in nature activities and science!
Just count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. If you have never participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count before, you must get started by registering at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/ All the information you will need is available through the same web page. A valuable app, called eBird, is also available that helps with identifying birds and uploading your results—but this is not a required item to participate. Just create an account, read the instructions and start watching birds. Report your count back to the web site.
You can receive additional help by contacting Larry Brandt, Science Committee Chair, Willapa Hills Audubon Society - email or 360-200-4580.