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Great American Backyard Birdcount is underway

By Wendy Butler Burt

What can you do on yet another snowy day when the roads are slippery and schools closed? You can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count!

The bird count starts today, February 12 and concludes at the end of the day on Monday, February 15. It's a fabulous "citizen science" activity that helps scientists understand what is happening to bird populations in Adair County and around the world.

Participating is easy - you even can do it from inside your warm home! Today I've already submitted two counts - one was compiled while walking the dogs first thing this morning, and the next while watching birds at our feeders from inside the house.

So far I've seen 19 species -- fewer species than I expected because there's a rowdy "gang" of Blue Jays hogging my feeders.

So, count some birds today! Go to the Great Backyard Bird Count web site for full instructions on how to participate. It's a fun thing to do on a snowy day. - Wendy Butler Burt

This story was posted on 2016-02-12 10:39:28
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