Posted by: soapchix | February 4, 2009

Backyard Bird Count

bird and berries 2, originally uploaded by SoapChickAsh.

Looking for something fun and easy to do with your kids this February? On February 13th though February 16th the annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held across the country. This event has bird experts and bird watchers alike helping to track bird populations. Anyone can get involved in this and can actually help scientists get an idea of how bird populations are thriving.

All you (and or your little budding scientists) have to do is take a few minutes per day and count the numbers and types of birds that you see during that time. You can track the birds that visit your backyard or even go to a favorite spot like a park and take the count there. Go to this website:

and read more about this fun event. There is an online tally sheet for you to fill out each day. You can even go online and see the birdcount report for your area. For those of you obsessed with photography as Tiff and I are, you can snap photos of the birds and upload them to the website, too.

So, go forth and count! And know that you are doing something great for our feathered friends and the community.



  1. Thanks for telling us about this. My children would love to do this. I am having a huge giveaway…come on over.

  2. Thanks for letting us know…I’m going to check it out right now!

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