Forest Park Forever: "Bird Count Basics"

Are you interested in participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count but not really sure what to do?  Join Nikki Davenport of St. Louis Audubon for a quick review of the basics of doing a Bird Count.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Since then, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life have joined the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

The Great Backyard Bird Count takes place February 13-16, 2015. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!

Class will take place in the Learning Lab Classroom in the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park.

Reservations are requested but not required. To register, please contact Jean jturney@forestparkforever.org.