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Friday, February 5, 2010

Counting Birds

The Big Backyard Bird Count is a fun way for us to help scientists learn about birds. For example, it has been a very cold winter in Texas this year. Scientists will be able to tell if we have more kinds of birds visiting because of the cold.

We have found three places to count birds next weekend. One place is our backyard. Another spot is at a nearby lake. We saw an eagle flying there last weekend.

The last spot is near our house. We visit this place nearly every day. It is along our favorite walk. This blue heron makes his home here.

Have you picked your favorite spot to count birds?

The Big Backyard Bird Count is really easy and fun. If you would like to learn more, just watch this video at http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/gbbc-video10

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