“The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds. “
The 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count takes place this Friday, February 17th through Monday, February 20th. You can find more information on how to participate at www.birdsource.org.