February is an exciting month for many. Why? The main reason is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a free, fun and easy way for bird lovers of all ages to help create a real-time snapshot of bird populations by counting the birds they spot right in their very own backyards between February 12 – 15, 2016.
How to Participate
Visit The Great Backyard Birdcount, register for the event online, then count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the GBBC. Once you’re finished, all you have to do is submit your observations online.
Not only will you be enjoying the adventure of watching and counting birds in your backyard, you’ll also be helping scientists get a better picture of the health of native bird populations in your area and around the world.
If you want to attempt to lure more birds to your yard during the GBBC, it’s a good time to do so since it February is National Bird-Feeding Month. National Bird-Feeding Month was designed to help supplement the diets of our feathered friends during winter months, as well as to encourage backyard bird watching.
Tips on Getting Started
- Do a little research on birds that are commonly found in your neck of the woods this time of the year
- Leave a notepad, binoculars and a good bird book by a window that overlooks your yard
- Head to the Family Tree to get a bird feeder and bird seeds
- Get home and set up your feeding stations in your yard
- Start watching!
The Family Tree in Snellville, GA has everything you need to get started on this exciting event. Whether you are looking for bird seeds or the perfect birdhouse or feeder, we’ve got it all!
P.S. – Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Photo Contest and you could win a special bird package valued at over $100 including a $50 gift card. Details can be found here.