Thursday, January 26, 2017

Make a Difference in Bird Conservation by Counting Your Backyard Birds

Love birdwatching? Consider participating in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count! This free and fun citizen science program takes place February 17–20.
To participate, look out your window and see what birds are in your backyard or at your feeder(s) during the four days of the count. You will need to submit a checklist online for each day that you count.
Your data is important to the bird population snapshot that biologists analyze, which makes a difference in bird conservation.
Typically, there are about 15–20 common species of birds that will visit your feeders and yards during the count.
Audubon Pennsylvania has available resources and information to help you participate, including a link to a downloadable graphic containing all of the common winter birds you’ll likely encounter.
Pennsylvania consistently places in the top five in state participation; and for the past two years, has been second behind California. Help make Pennsylvania the number one birding state by participating in the count!
(Reprinted from the January 25 DCNR Resource newsletter.  Click Here to sign up for your own copy.)

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