Next weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), when thousands of people across North America (and Hawaii) will be watching for feathered visitors in their yards, at nature centers, and along trails and roadways.
You, too, can be part of this crowd!
All you need is a minimum of 15 minutes. You can do it one day or all four. Just sit by your window and count how many birds you see. You'll also want to take note of what species they are. Then you go to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's GBBC webpage and enter your data. It's as easy as that.
Want to learn more? Then visit www.birdcount.org and check it out.