Friday, February 9, 2018

The 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count By Joyce D’Agostino

Photo by Joyce D'Agostino

During the fall and winter when most of us are not outside working in a garden, birdwatching is often an enjoyable pastime. If you love watching the native birds come to your yard and feeder, then you might want to participate in this important and fun project from the Audubon Society.

Photo by Joyce D'Agostino
Between February 16 – 19, 2018, the Great Backyard Bird Count encourages everyone who enjoys watching birds to help with an important scientific study of the birds and their activity in your region. These reports give ornithologists valuable information that helps them track if a bird population is typical or is showing some signs of change. 

As a “Citizen Scientist” your information is added to the Audubon site, and you can go then go to your region to see what others have reported and any new and updated information regarding birds in your area.

Birds are part of our important ecosystem. Helping to contribute to an important cause such as this allows scientists to watch for things such as climate change in order to know how it may be affecting bird migrations and populations.

There is no cost to register to participate. The links below provide more information: