What is the GBBC? Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February.
You are invited to participate! For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 16-19, 2018, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish! Find out how to join and learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count at: http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/
Can’t tell a sparrow from a goldfinch? We can help! Take “Principles of Bird Watching”, an online class with wildlife biologist Dallin Surrey and discover ways to identify birds by their call, shape, and flight pattern. You’ll develop a fascination with bird watching, an inexpensive, enriching hobby for everyone. Whether you plan to hike outdoors or watch from a window indoors, you’ll reconnect with nature and have a great time with our fine feathered friends.
About the Instructor: Dallin Saurey is a Wildlife Biologist, teacher and author with a passion for birds. His vast field experience includes work with the Department of Wildlife Resources, Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge, American Bird Conservancy, Bureau of Land Management, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, and many others. Saurey’s goal is to share the wonder of birds and connect you to the beauty of the natural world, all from the comfort of your own home.
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