Friday, February 18, 2005

Great Backyard Bird Count

The Great Backyard Bird Count kicks off today and lasts through Monday.

The National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology, sponsors of the eighth annual count, said participants may choose to enter survey data by town, postal code, or national public lands that include national parks and forests, provincial parks, wildlife refuges and Air Force bases.

Residents may count birds on any or all of the four days, keeping track of the highest numbers of each species they see. They then report their sightings over the Internet.

This year's theme is "North America's Great Backyard." A new feature this year is the opportunity to take photographs for the GBBC.

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