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Thursday, January 14, 2010

PSA #1: fill your feeders

Because holy frijole, if you feed them, they will come.

PSA# 2: Get ready to count.

PSA #3: Not like MPB, though.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Across the nation and beyond, thousands of birders and birdwatchers take part, reporting the birds they see to a database maintained by the Lab. This year, the count will be held February 12 - 15.

Forsyth County consistently finishes in the top ten in the country in terms of participation. The count is fun, and local birders enjoy a little competition with other North Carolina communities. In 2009, Winston-Salem residents reported 98 species, including our rare Tufted Duck. Charlotte led the state with 99.

Great Backyard Bird Count
Audubon Society of Forsyth County
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