Thursday, February 17, 2011

Count the Birdies! Great Backyard Bird Count this Weekend!

This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count, Friday Feb. 18th through Monday Feb. 21st. This is an annual citizen's science program sponsored by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. For more information on the GBBC, go here.

Photo from Wikipedia
There is an Indiana Young Birders' program at the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center from 8:00am to noon on Sat. Feb 19th. You will be counting birds and having a fun time meeting other young people interested in birds and nature.

I have two programs at Southeastway Park, one at 1pm on Sat. and one at 1pm on Sunday. The programs will cover interesting facts about common feeder birds. Then, after the programs, we will take a walk and look for birds in the park.

Photo by Charles Creamer

***Added bonus for attendees***
Heads up people, this is the good stuff! We are making maple syrup here at Southeastway, so you can also check this out, as well. And, if you are extra nice and don't razz me during the bird program, I will let you sample some freshly made syrup. :)

Get outside and count some birds this weekend!