The Great Backyard Bird Count

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image_previewThis is a great project for anyone who has a backyard.  Or a patio.  Or lives near a tree.  Or in a house with windows.

I bet that’s you!

Whether you are a homeschool family, an avid bird-watcher, or just someone who appreciates the beauty of nature, you can take part.

Each year, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and Wild Birds Unlimited unite in asking people to take a few minutes and note which birds are active where the live.

You can spend as little as 15 minutes on a single day counting birds, or you can take 4 entire days doing nothing else.  It’s up to you.

KBy enlisting the participation of many, scientists are able to get a massive sampling of the bird population.  Which species are thriving? Where are the migratory birds at this time of year? How is the population being affected by human development of the land?

The answers to these questions can help us all understand how best to move forward in caring for our planet and creating a healthier future for all of us.

As you enter your own information, you are able to see the information gathered by others.  As a homeschooler I can think of countless ways this could lead to learning in all sorts of subjects!  The GBBC website has some great printable worksheets and interactive learning games for kids.

The count takes place from February 15-18 this year, and your help is needed!

If you would like to know more about registering to participate or becoming a GBBS ambassador and helping to spread the word for this important event, please click the picture to go to the website.

Enjoy your backyard wildlife!

* For another great backyard wildlife project, go here.

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