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Monday, February 1, 2010

Countdown to the Big Backyard Bird Count

The countdown has begun for the Big Backyard Bird Count! This year, our family will join the fun.

The Big Backyard Bird Count begins February 12-15. For 15 minutes, we will count the kinds of birds that visit our yard.

We have lots of different birds that visit. It will be fun to try to name them all. Our last post showed a picture of a yellow finch. This is a photo of a red cardinal eating sunflowers at our feeder.

You can join the bird count, too. Even if you live in an apartment, you can be part of the fun. You can go to a park or your school and count the different kinds of birds that you see.

I'll tell you more about the bird count over the next few posts. If you would like to learn more now, visit the Great Backyard Bird Count site at http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/gbbc-bro-pos-081204-lr.pdf

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