Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Great Backyard Bird Count

For four days, Cornell Lab of Ornithology wants North American residents to watch their backyard birdfeeders, count the visitors and submit data online. The Great Backyard Bird Count will start this Fridya, Feb. 15, and last through Monday the 18th.

No doubt you've heard of it before. Even the mainstream media provides coverage, if only a verbatim rerun of Cornell's press releases about the event.

Baker City Herald, Ore.
Ventura County Star, Calif.
Joplin Independent, Mo.
Chesteron Tribune, Ind.
The Post and Courier, S.C.
PressRepublican.com, N.Y.

Have you seen local coverage and/or contacted nearby media outlets to suggest GBBC as a topic?

Students at McKinley Elementary School in Elkins Park, Pa., participated in the 2007 count. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Sherwood/Cornell

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1 Comments:

Blogger Sara Green said...

This is my second year participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count. I am counting from my own yard which is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat. Check out my count results from Irmo, South Carolina, on my Backyard Habitats Blog at:

Sara Green
SC Wildlife Federation

February 15, 2008 1:16 PM  

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