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Starting this Friday, February 18 through Monday, February 21, Charlotte Nature Museum will be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Tens of thousands of avid birders across the nation will be counting birds and submitting their data to the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and Audubon Society. We want to help Charlotte, NC regain its rank as the number one locality to submit checklists, so we are inviting you to join us!

The data collected from Charlotte Nature Museum combined with data collected around the nation provides a “real-time” snapshot of where birds are across the continent. The Great Backyard Bird Count allows scientists and bird enthusiasts to create a detailed picture of winter birds and their location. This activity is so important because ornithologists would never be able to collect this much information over such a short period. The data provides the opportunity for scientists to answer questions regarding bird populations across the continent, their movement year to year, and detect trends in bird populations as a result of development, change in climate and disease.

Participation is easy! Go to the Great Backyard Bird Count website, birdcount.org, and click on the “How to Participate” tab and follow the instructions. If you need a little help getting started, stop by Charlotte Nature Museum to chat with a Naturalist and we will walk you through the process.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is led by the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.

Naturally Speaking,
Lisa

Director, Charlotte Nature Museum

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