Friday, February 15, 2008

Great Backyard Bird Count 2008

Today's the day, folks. The first day of the 2008 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), an annual four-day citizen-science event to identify, count, tabulate, and map the birds frequenting backyards, neighborhoods, parks, and refuges across the continent. You don't have to be an expert birder to participate. The only qualification is that you have an interest in birds and some basic knowledge of bird identification and familiarity with the birds of your neighborhood. It's a great way to bring excitement to what could otherwise be a cold, snowy, and dreary February weekend. It's a great way to introduce your friends, spouse, or kids to the joys of gold old-fashioned bird watching. Need a little extra motivations? Just check out the GBBC Blog (new this year). That should get the adrenalin flowing. Then grab your binoculars and start counting the birds in your backyard! Oh yeah, don't forget to submit your results online at the end of the day.


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