In the Wild with Greg Wagner


COUNTING BIRDS by Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
January 31, 2010, 6:22 pm
Filed under: Birds, Uncategorized | Tags: , ,

A White-breasted Nuthatch in the Wagner backyard in the Metcalfe Park neighborhood in central Omaha.

Get ready to count birds! The Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada, takes place from February 12-15. The count matters!  The information provided by amateur birders is very important and shows trends. It gives scientists indicators that certain bird species may be increasing or decreasing from year to year. The Great Backyard Bird Count is done in February to offer a snapshot on how birds are surviving the winter and where they are located just before spring migrations begin in March. For information on participating in the count, click on this link:

http://www.birdsource.org

Here’s a link to a great website for wild bird identification:

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1189

Join in the fun of this worthwhile outdoor endeavor and involve your kids or grandkids! The count will educate them on the natural world right outside their window!

See you out there, counting birds!

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