Tens of thousands of Americans will be counting birds February 17-20, 2006. Be one of them.
Take part in the 9th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The count involves people of all ages and all levels of experience and skill. Whether you count just a small number of species in your backyard or a much larger number at a nearby park or wildlife refuge, you will help all of us
understand more about birds across the continent. And whether you count birds on one, two, three or four of the bird-count days, your list becomes part of the total picture of American bird numbers and distribution in winter 2006.
Before you count, go to www.birdsource.org/gbbc for easy-to-follow instructions and local checklists. Next count the birds on one or more days (at least 15 minutes each day that you participate). Then go back to the GBBC website to complete an online checklist and report your sightings (the highest number of birds of each species for each day).
What if you are not a computer user? You may contact Frank Kuhlman at (608) 685-2532 as soon as possible to get a checklist and to get answers to your questions. He will send in your information (place, date(s) of observation, and highest number of birds of each species) after February 20th.
Join the Great Backyard Birdcount 2006. It is open to all and costs nothing to participate.