Have you ever looked at the birds in your backyard, maybe even counted them? Then you are all set to be a citizen-scientist and participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count during F
eb 18-21. All it takes is to spend 15 minutes tallying the different birds in your yard, neighborhood or other location sometime during the days of the Bird Count. Then go to www.birdcount.org
and enter the highest number of each type of bird you saw.
How does this help science? When lots of people all over the country participate, we get a look at how bird populations change in number and location. Scientists use this information to monitor bird health and migrations.
This could be a fun activity for a troop meeting, a family, or just time relaxing by yourself in the backyard. More information can be found at www.birdcount.org