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The Great Backyard Bird Count starts today!
It's an annual four-day event that starts today, Friday, February 15. You can count birds for as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. Important: the number you report is the total highest number of a particular kind of bird that you see at any given time. For example if you are watching for a period of 30 minutes, and at one time you see 3 chickadees all at the same time, and later you see 8 chickadees all at the same time, you would report seeing 8 chickadees (not 11).
Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you only count birds that you are familiar with and can positively identify. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. Click here to learn How To Participate