posted on Feb, 13 2013 @ 09:43 AM
How would you like an excuse to escape your daily routine, and step outside for 15 minutes to help our feathered friends?
(one of my favorites)
The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count
is set to begin in 2 days.
This is the 1st year the count is open to citizens world-wide.
The GBBC is a joint-project of Cornell University, Audobon & Bird Studies Canada.
Here is how it works:
Participants simply watch birds at any location for at least 15 minutes, tally the numbers of each species they see, and report their tallies
online at www.BirdCount.org.
This event helps scientists create a snapshot of the health of bird populations.
It's open to anyone, with any level of bird-watching experience. You will be able to see what others from around the globe are seeing, through
interactive mapping. They even have apps available for iPhone and Android phones.
For those interested in participating, follow this link
. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. EST on
15 February 2013. It's free
The website also has lots of educational materials, birding checklists, etc.
This should be fun--be a citizen scientist for 15 minutes.
edit on 2/13/2013 by Olivine because: (no reason given)
2/13/2013 by Olivine because: I can't spell