The 22nd annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 15-18. Downeast Audubon encourages bird watchers of all ages to help count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.
Anyone who has internet access can participate in this mid-winter birding event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon. All you have to do is:
— Count birds for at least 15 minutes at your favorite location(s).
— Record the highest number of each species seen at once.
— Enter your checklists on the GBBC website: gbbc.birdcount.org/ or on your eBird account.
Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since the merger with eBird, people from all over the world can now participate in this global event.
For information contact Downeast Audubon at firstname.lastname@example.org