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February 16th-19th, 2007 is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count! This weekend you can count the birds you see in your yard or wherever you are.<br><br>
The official website has lots more information including how to enter for a chance at prizes, bird identification help, rule and other forms and information.<br><br><br><a href="http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/" target="_blank">http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/</a><br><br><br>
How to do the Great Backyard Bird Count<br>
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!<br><br>
tallboy.jpg1. Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes during February 16–19, 2007. You can count each day or just some of the days and you can count in different places. Just be sure to keep a separate list of birds for each day and each location.<br><br>
2. For each type of bird you see, count the most you see at any one time. For example, maybe you see two chickadees when you start watching, then five chickadees a few minutes later. The number you put on your list for chickadees is five. Do not add two plus five. (That way you won't accidentally count the same bird twice.)<br><br>
3. Enter your results on the Great Backyard Bird Count web site! Then watch the maps as more and more people enter their reports.<br><br><br>
That's it! Now get ready to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count because when it comes to watching birds, kids count!
 

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This sounds like fun! We started feeding the birds and squirrels last month, and have had an amazing assortment, including the occasional hawk. I'm just worried that I don't know how to identify more than a handful of birds. I don't have a clue what kind of hawk visits out yard.
 

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