Our family has participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count for the past several years. It is an exciting learning opportunity to collect ornithological data...in your very own backyard! Who says science always has to come from a textbook?
Spend a mere fifteen minutes watching and counting birds in your yard and recording your data. (For complete instructions, click here.) Then submit your data to GBBC via their website. It's that easy!
Be sure to Explore the Results after you've counted. Here you can find out such things as where other "counters" were in your state and how many Black-capped Chickadees are in your area, as well as look at hundreds of maps detailing bird locations.
There are two days left now. Won't you join us?