Sunday, February 04, 2007

Great Backyard Bird Count

Hendry-Glades Audubon Taking Part

LABELLE, FLORIDA -- What mid-winter activity is fun, easy, free, and helps bird conservation? What can parents and teachers do with children that connects them to a whole new world of natural wonders? This February, the tenth annual Great Backyard Bird Count, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, will give everyone a chance to discover the birds in their neighborhood and "Count for the Record."

During February 16–19, 2007, people of all ages, from beginners to experts, are invited to join this event which spans all of the United States and Canada. Participants can take part wherever they are – at home, in schoolyards, at local parks or wildlife refuges. Observers simply count the highest number of each species they see during a 15 minute or more  outing or a sitting  , and enter their tally on the Great Backyard Bird Count web site at , send results to Hendry-Glades Audubon at  or mail tally to Hendry-Glades Audubon c/o 380 Riverview Drive, LaBelle, FL 33935. 

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