The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming soon! This is a very popular activity for many AHE families. For those that may not be familiar with this event, this is a fun way to incorporate nature study into your program and make a contribution to science at the same time.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of what the bird population around the world looks like. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. Don’t worry if you know next to nothing about birds, the Great Backyard Bird Count website is full of resources to help you learn bird ID skills and what birds to look for in your area. It takes as little as 15 minutes on any or all of the days of the event. Log on to your free online bird checklist account and your numbers will be added to the worldwide tally.
Click on the image to head over to the GBBC website where you can learn more about the count, download activity pages and tally sheets and learn more about birds in preparation for the count.
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Nice! This is the first time I heard of this! Thank you for sharing! We were just out in nature yesterday listening and watching for birds….how awesome!