The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Emily Carter Mitchell ~ Nature & Wildlife Photography

This weekend you can participate in an international event from your own window. The Great Backyard Bird Count is hosted by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon and is an online citizen-science project where participants record their observations. Birds visiting gardens throughout the world are observed and appreciated for their beauty.

From February 13th through February 16th, 2015, bird watchers of all ages can participate in the GBBC. It’s a free and fun event that can be shared with family and friends. Whether you’re a beginning or an expert birder, you can spend either a few minutes, or a marathon session and enjoy your feathered friend visitors. You can even stay in your pajamas!

If you are unfamiliar with the birds in your area, see if you can borrow a book from the local library. Even better, buy a bird identification book. Get the children to join in and throw…

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