Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count?

Ready for the Great Backyard  Bird Count?

This weekend (Feb.16-19), bird enthusiasts from all over the world will participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), a citizen-science project helping track bird population data to allow scientists to see changes from year to year. The St. Francis Valley Naturalists’ Club has put out the call to Townshippers who give a hoot about birds to get involved and join the worldwide count. While participating requires the ability to distinguish between different bird species, club member Brian Talbot said the count is a great opportunity for beginners to learn about the birds in their neighbourhood. Talbot and his wife Sheila MacLean have been participating for the last three years. They are usually out of town during the count, but they log in and record the birds they see during their travels. See more in the Friday, Feb. 16th edition of The Record.

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