Bird Feeders Full? Binoculars Ready?

What effect has El Nino had on bird migration across the world?  Your homeschoolers can help find out the answer to that question and more.  It is nearly time for the Great Backyard Bird Count– an easy nature study activity that makes a major contribution to science.  Lots of AHE homeschoolers around the world participate in this yearly bird count.  The Bird Count makes a great foundation for a bird unit study.   Click HERE if you’d like to download .pdf file of bird unit study ideas compiled by AHE parents.


The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) 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 and report their sightings online at 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 in the world.

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