Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.
We invite you to participate this year at The Oregon Garden!
HOW IT WORKS
-Choose your location in the Garden to sit for 15 minutes.
-Watch for birds, identify them, and report the largest number seen at once in a group.
– Enter your data online or add yours to our group report.
INTRO TO BIRD IDENTIFICATION CLASSES
-New to birding? That’s ok! We will go over the birds we have in the Garden, instructions on how to pre-identify birds by silhouettes in the sky, how to do the bird count and why its important.
– Children are welcome to learn about birding and the bird count and will also be able to do bird-themed crafts.
You’re Garden admission get’s you access to all the events in the Garden this day. The Garden will open at 8am this day to provide for optimal birding.