The Great Backyard Bird Count is a fun and fairly easy way to volunteer. If you like birds or just want to get out in nature, this is a great way to do it and give back at the same time. The count runs from February 13 through the 16, 2015.
All you have to do is count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day, for each new location, or for the same location if you counted at a different time of day. Estimate the number of individuals of each species you saw during your count period.
"The Great Back Yard Bird Count launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society and was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds."
If you’re new to the count, first register online then enter your checklist. If you have already participated in another Cornell Lab citizen-science project, you can use your existing login.
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