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Great Backyard Bird Count - Friday 2/15-Monday 2/18!

Please Click On The Flier And Instructions For More Info On How To Participate!

Attention Conservationists, Bird Watchers, And Nature Lovers!  The 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count Is This Weekend – Friday, February 15 – Monday, February 18! Everyone Is Welcome To Count The Birds - To Create A Real-Time Snapshot Of Where The Birds Are And How They’re Doing!  It’s Free, Fun, And Easy – And It Helps The Birds!

For information go to www.birdcount.org

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Leslie Yager February 15, 2013 at 03:37 PM
This event sounds so cool. Great family activity for the weekend! connect with nature and help the birds!
Westmoreland Sanctuary February 15, 2013 at 07:04 PM
Westmoreland Sanctuary is offering free programs to teach folks how to participate. 10am on Sat and Sun morning this weekend.
Victoria Alzapiedi February 16, 2013 at 04:41 AM
Westmoreland Sanctuary - that's good to know - thank you for offering an orientation for folks - sounds great! Please feel free to let your program participants know that they can also visit the Croton Point Nature Center (they have a “Feeder Watch” program and lots of birds!) from 10am - Noon on Saturday, Sunday and Monday to count birds at their feeders - Bonnie from the Saw Mill River Audubon will be available there to answer questions! Directions to the Nature Center are on our "Instructions Flier" - the link is above. Hope things go well this weekend!
Victoria Alzapiedi February 16, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Need some help with Bird Identification? If you're not sure what birds to look for - or if just don't know the names of the birds you're seeing, here's a really helpful REFERENCE GUIDE to common birds in our area - check it out! :) http://www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/wildlife/common_birds.php
Margaret Callahan February 18, 2013 at 01:48 PM
Woke up to a bird singing outside my window, which made me smile. Won't be long til spring now!
Victoria Alzapiedi February 18, 2013 at 05:18 PM
That's great, Margaret! Yes, the birds definitely sing more on these nice sunny days! You may want to consider putting up a feeder near your window (not too close - as you don't want the birds to accidentally fly into the window!) This is a great way to ensure you will hear the melodic tones of songbirds on a regular basis - and they will be especially grateful for the extra food during the winter!
Victoria Alzapiedi February 18, 2013 at 05:29 PM
Today is not only #PresidentsDay, but also the last day of the #GBBC! Who is planning to count today? http://birdsource.org/gbbc/
Victoria Alzapiedi March 01, 2013 at 03:35 PM
Today - Friday, March 1 is the last day to submit your list of the birds that you observed during the GBBC! Here's the link to enter your info: http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

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