Thursday, January 22, 2015


Fifteen minutes or more of bird watching is all participants need to participate

PRATT – In lieu of conducting the Backyard Bird Feeder Survey this year, bird watchers around the state are asked to participate in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) taking place Feb. 13-16. The GBBC is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds. Participants are asked to count numbers and species of birds from any location for as little as 15 minutes on one or more days of the event and report their sightings online at  Anyone can take part in the count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and there is no cost to participate.

It’s free, fun and each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and other bird conservation organizations learn more about population trends and distribution of various songbird species. 
Visit for more information.

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