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Be a citizen scientist while having fun in your own backyard or local park!
Learn how to participate in the bird count by identifying birds and recording your findings. We’ll share resources, apps, tips, and tricks on how to ID birds. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.
For the love of birds
Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in real time. Today this global project run through a joint partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada brings the world together for the love of birds. For four days every February, they invite people to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them to the group. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.
PRESENTER: Justin Barrett of Manomet, Inc. & president of the Nasketucket Bird Club located in Mattapoisett
Get excited for our session with Justin through the Marion Natural History Museum; learn more about this project at https://www.birdcount.org
For more info or questions contact: Director@MarionMuseum.org
Thanks to Justin for leading our presentation and for everyone that attended! Our recording of the Zoom session is below:
Don’t miss the announcement at the end of our drawing for a copy of the Backyard Birdsong Guide!