Great Backyard Bird Count

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Dear Nature Club,

I am hoping that you can help us spread the word about the 19th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 12-15, 2016.  I think your members may be interested in participating in this free, fun event that helps birds!! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a 4 day annual event that creates a snap shot of where birds are around the world.Bird Watching is one of the fastest growing hobbies in the world.  It’s not hard to see why it’s so popular:  it gets you outdoors, you don’t need a lot of equipment, and it’s fun to spot the less common birds. We ask people to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count (Feb 12-15, 2016) and enter their sightings at www.BirdCount.org. The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.Here is a link to the instructions and to  last year’s results  http://gbbc.birdcount.org/2015-gbbc-summary/

Best wishes,

Kerrie Wilcox

Canadian Coordinator, Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird Studies Canada
888-448-2473 ext 134
www.birdcount.org

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