Reminder: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count: Presidents’ Day Weekend Feb. 15-18

Reminder: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count: Presidents’ Day Weekend Feb. 15-18

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You are invited to participate in the 22th annual Great Backyard Bird Count during Presidents’ Day weekend, February 15-18, 2019.  Count birds in your backyard or anywhere to help make your love of nature create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. 

Join millions of bird watchers across North America and the world in a free, fun event that involves all ages.  Led by Audubon and the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, you can count birds wherever you are and enter your tallies online at birdcount.org.  More information is also available at birdcount.org.

Count from wherever you are—at home, in schoolyards, at local parks or wildlife refuges.  Keep a count for as little as 15 minutes or as long as you wish.  These reports contribute valuable information for science and conservation.  Bird populations are constantly in flux, as they are affected by short-term weather and long-term climate change.  And while they are gathering data, participants – families, teachers, children — enjoy nature and have fun in the great outdoors!