Participate In The Great Backyard Bird Count This Weekend

February 11, 2020

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Lovers will be celebrating their love this weekend as Valentine's Day approaches.  However bird-lovers can take the weekend and participate in the Audubon’s Great Backyard Bird Count.  The annual event run this Friday (2/14/20) through Monday (2/17/20), where just about anyone can do it! To participate, find a specific spot and count birds for at least 15 minutes “in as many places and on as many days as you like.” You’ll keep a separate checklist for each outing. In addition to noting the types of birds you see, make sure to count (or estimate) how many individuals you saw. It's important to be as accurate as possible as your contribution to this worldwide citizen science project that keeps track of current bird populations and how they change over time. You’ll need an account at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website, and log your checklists either there or in the eBird app, so prepare for it now. 

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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