Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17-20, 2012

The 15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count starts Friday, February 17 and continues through Monday, February 20. We hope you'll count the birds in and around your yard and neighborhood. You can count for as little as 15 minutes and submit your list to Cornell for the nationwide data base.  You can also count the birds in your local park or anywhere you travel these four days. As you know, our area has diverse habitats and this will be a great weekend to explore them and see what birds are here for the winter.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology has even prepared a "how to" video

The Williamsburg Bird Club has prepared a list of birds you can expect to see in our area in mid-February. You can download the PDF file here. Feel free to print out as many as you need. Please use one page for each "count" you do this weekend.

Then go to Cornell's website and look for "submit your list" in the upper left corner. It's EASY!

Join members of the Williamsburg Bird Club and Historic Rivers Chapter Master Naturalists at York River State Park each day of the count (Friday - Monday) at 1:00 pm for a Park "Count." [There is a $3 per car entrance fee for the park.]   From I-64, take the Croaker Exit 231B. Go north on Route 607 (Croaker Rd.) for one mile, then right on Route 606 (Riverview Rd.) about one and a half miles to the park entrance. Take a left turn into the park.

The Williamsburg area traditionally ranks as one of the areas in VA with the highest number of checklists submitted. So let's continue that tradition. Submit early and often!!

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 September 2012 16:36

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