Join us on February 10th from 4:00-5:00pm for our virtual Great Backyard Bird Count Training. In preparation for the 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) weekend from February 12th-15th, 2021, learn for the first time or refresh your bird logging skills just a couple days before GBBC kicks off! Tune in and receive a training on how to participate in this global citizen science count, how to correctly log birds online, discover what birds are common right now in this region and how you can attract them to your backyard. Show off your new skills from the training during the GBBC as you log the birds you see in your community or in your own backyard!Bows for Birds Raffle Announcements: We will also be announcing the winners for the Bows for Birds Raffle following this training. We will be drawing Bows for Birds participant’s names for a chance to win numerous bird themed prizes just in time for the GBBC weekend! If you would like to learn more about the Bows for Birds Challenge to enter your name for a chance to win prizes, visit our website at https://riverlands.audubon.org/programs/bows-birds to find out how you can participate. This GBBC training will be virtual. Participants can join this training on Facebook Live, which will be accessible on our Facebook homepage at 4:00pm on February 10th What is GBBC?
The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science event that anyone is invited to participate in from February 12th-15th. The purpose of this event is to show communities of all ages that they are able to contribute to scientific data collection used by researchers all over the world. These counts help scientists understand the abundance and distribution of bird species across the nation. Community members can create a real-time snapshot of where birds are together just by counting birds in a backyard for a short 15 minutes. Learn more about this annual event at https://www.birdcount.org/