Today is an exciting day. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it is also the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count! The Great Backyard Bird Count begins today, Friday, February 14. It ends on Monday, February 17.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is important because it helps scientists to learn more about birds and where they live.
We have been part of the Great Backyard Bird Count for many years. It is easy to do. We simply count the birds that we see in our backyard for fifteen minutes. We can count for a longer time if we want to. We count the different birds that we see in our yard. We count the number of each kind of bird.
Each time we count birds, we go to the GBBC website and tell them how many birds we saw and what kind of birds we saw.
You don't need a backyard to count the birds. You can go to the park or your school or anywhere in the world.
If you want to be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count, please ask an adult to help you. For more information, just click here: Great Backyard Bird Count Instructions
This year Missy will help us count birds. We hope that you count birds, too!
P.S. If you don't know the names of the kinds of birds in your yard, here's a great poster to help you: Guide to Common Birds