Don’t Count Your Chickens…

birdinsnow.jpegThe big event for bird watchers this weekend is all about wild birds. “The Great Backyard Bird Count” is a joint project of the Audubon Society and the Ornithology Lab at Cornell University. They’d appreciate it if you’d plow through some of that heavy snow on the ground from the Northeast storm, and take some notes about- and maybe some pictures of- your feathered friends.

“Scientists and bird enthusiasts can learn a lot by knowing where the birds are. Bird populations are dynamic; they are constantly in flux. No single scientist or team of scientists could hope to document the complex distribution and movements of so many species in such a short time.

We need your help. Make sure the birds from your community are well represented in the count. It doesn’t matter whether you report the 5 species coming to your backyard feeder or the 75 species you see during a day’s outing to a wildlife refuge.” Bird Count Web Site

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The possible effects of global warming on birds and their habitat is one of the things scientists will be looking for in this year’s results. The Bird Count has some prizes to pass out, too. Find out more about it by clicking on the logo.

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