The Great Backyard Bird Count
For Ages 7-12
Monday, February 8, 4:00-4:30 p.m. on ZOOM
Become a Citizen Scientist with the Great Backyard Bird Count!
Register to join us on ZOOM for a guided walk through of how to participate in the count and an overview of common backyard birds you may see. Then stop in the Library to pick up your Grab & Go STEAM kit with supplies to make a simple birdseed feeder to use during the Count.
During the Great Backyard Bird Count (February 12 to 15), everyone is invited to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, these recorded observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations. This event is part of the 2021 Longwood Gardens Community Reads program, celebrating backyard birds through the titles Ruby's Birds and The Home Place. Like Ruby, we’ll discover the birds in our own neighborhoods that enliven our world and get excited about nature! Please register to receive a ZOOM link and reserve a kit. Space is limited.