Come learn about Winter Bird Watching and how your family can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (one of the largest Citizen Science projects in the world) right in your own backyard and neighborhood.
Ryan MacLean, Bird Education Specialist at the Greenwich Audubon Center, will introduce us to some of the most common winter birds in our area and explain how you can count these birds this weekend and become part of the 'Citizen Science' team through the Bird network of Cornell University.
All participants will receive a color chart of common backyard birds and can receive instruction on how to set up a free e-Bird account with the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology to keep track of birding records this weekend and from now on both at home and around the world.
Finally, we will take a brief walk outside to conduct our own bird count at Mill Pond Park, located directly across the street from the library. Binoculars will be available to those who need them and we encourage participants to dress warm for cold weather.
- All ages welcome
- To RSVP, please contact Dulce Stanton from the Greenwich Library at 203 622-7952 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count, visit gbbc.birdcount.org.
Greenwich Audubon Center is a vibrant nature education center located at the main 285-acre Audubon sanctuary in Greenwich. We are a part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of seven sanctuaries in the Greenwich area. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our miles of trails, nature programs, education resources, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year. We support a diverse and inclusive environment, and welcome individuals of all races, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, ethnicities, and perspectives. We work with families to modify programs for accessibility where possible.