Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Great Backyard Bird Count :: February 15th-18th, 2013


Don't forget, tomorrow begins The Great Backyard Bird Count. In a previous post, I wrote about the winter feeding of birds and briefly discussed the GBBC, as it is known.

Here is a great link on how to participate in this year's count. To get started, first you need to create a GBBC account on February 15th. Then, you'll need to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one of the days during the count. Finally, you will enter your results on the GBBC website once you've completed your count. Remember, the count ends on February 18th.

In addition to counting, you can also enter their annual photography contest. Photos may be submitted through March 01, 2013.

Educators, the GBBC website is full of great content to share with your classrooms or homeschoolers.

One of my favorite resources on the GBBC website is their printable tally sheet customizable to your zip code or park. Having this list and a great field guide makes it easier to encourage birding novices to take part in the count.

So, create your account, print out your tally sheet, grab your field guide and favorite pair of binoculars and get to counting!

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