Count Birds February 18-21
Coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Bird Studies
Last year’s participants reported more than 1.8 million American Robins, as well as rarities such as the first Red-billed Tropicbird in the count’s history.
“I have joined the Great Backyard Bird Count for the past three years and am really looking forward to doing it again,” said participant Kathy Bucher of
For more information, including bird-ID tips, instructions, and past results, visitwww.birdcount.org. The count also includes a photo contest and a prize drawing for participants who enter their bird checklists online.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is made possible in part by sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited.
• Miyoko Chu, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, (607) 254-2451 (Eastern Standard Time),
• Delta Willis, Audubon, (212) 979-3197 (Eastern Standard Time),
• Dick Cannings, Bird Studies Canada, (250) 493-3393 (Pacific Standard Time),