CITIZEN SCIENCE: The Great Backyard Bird Count
The 2019 Great Backyard Bird Count is February 15-18
During the Great Backyard Bird Count, people from all around the world count wild birds on the same weekend and then submit their data online for scientists to use in their research. The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event between February 15th through the 18th and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere you choose.
Every observation you submit gives scientists more insight into research areas such as how birds are adapting to their local environment, climate change and more.
You can register for the Great Backyard Bird Count by visiting: www.birdcount.org.
Photo Credits: Winter Backyard Birds by Susan Fisher