It's almost time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Posted 2/8/21

The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count is coming soon.

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It's almost time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count


The 24th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming . Be on the lookout for birds around you February 12-15 (Friday through Monday) and share your love of birds with the world. The GBBC was one of the first online citizen science projects established to collect information on wild birds. Simply watch birds for 15 minutes or more, at least once over the four days and  submit your observations in the eBird website or free ebird  app !

If you need  help identifying birds, download the free  the Merlin Bird ID app. You are invited to events hosted by Hendry-Glades Audubon during the GBBC. On Friday, February 12 meet  Margaret England at Barron Park in LaBelle for bird walk from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. 

On Saturday, February 13 Steve Buczynski will lead a walk at W C Bo Pelham Junior Park, Clewiston from 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m. Expect to see Purple Matins and numerous birds at the park. Hendry-Glades Audubon will host three  driving trips at STA 5/6 (Stormwater Treatment Area 5/6, Clewiston)  during the GBBC. The February 13 will be led by Steve Buczynski, February 14 Bob Hartmann will be your guide   and David Simpson will lead the group  February 15.

To register for these driving trips beginning at 8:30 a.m. register at the Hendry-Glades Audubon website:   For information contact: Steve Buczynski or Margaret England  863-517-0202

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