Here’s a little pr for Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon Society, Bird Studies Canada, eBird and everyone else involved with the Great Backyard Bird Count. It started today (Friday, Feb. 12) and runs through Monday. It’s a great, easy way for birders of all levels to help the birds.
Here’s a snippet of a press release I recently received from the Audubon Society:
“Anyone, anywhere in the world can participate by watching birds for just 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. If you can identify a robin, crow, or pigeon, you can help!
Last year, birdwatchers of all skill levels from over 100 countries participated in the count, documenting over 5,000 species—nearly half the possible bird species in the world—on more than 147,000 bird checklists. The data collected each year are essential to understanding how to help birds survive against both global threats like climate change and local threats like habitat loss.
So from February 12-15, join in the Great Backyard Bird Count on your own orin a local event and help us protect the birds we all love.”
There is much more to know about the GBBC. For more information and submission forms, visit www.gbbc.birdcount.org