Become A Bona Fide Backyard Bird Counter! - White Memorial Conservation Center

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

February 17 – 20 is the Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, coordinated by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, among others. Want to take part in this nationwide citizen science effort? It’s easy! Join us for a brief lesson, led by White Memorial’s Education Director Carrie Szwed and Junior Audubon leader Donna Rose Smith, on how to identify some common birds that visit our yards and feeders during winter. Then, we’ll practice our newfound ID skills by observing what birds come to our Bird-Feeding Station outside the windows of the Nature Museum. Lastly, we’ll officially record our observations by reporting our data to eBird. There you have it – you’ll be a bona fide backyard bird counter. Once you’ve learned these steps, you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at home too!  A.B. Ceder Room, 10 A.M. -12 P.M., FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.

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