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2015 Great Backyard Bird Count
September 3, 2019$65 – $75
Great Backyard Bird Count Event (Feb 13th-16th) and Activities at the Sunriver Nature Center!
The Great Backyard Bird Count is from February 13th-16th, 2015. You can participate in this four-day event wherever you are! Spend as little as 15 minutes, or as many hours as you want observing and documenting all the birds you see. New participants need to create a free GBBC account to submit their bird checklists. Visit gbbc.birdcount.org to get signed up! SNCO and WBU are challenging all participants to record your data, obtain a verification summary from your submission and share it on SNCO’s Facebook page to join our contest. The participant(s) who spot the most number of birds or species during the count will receive a FREE SNCO family membership and a gift from WBU.
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. We invite you to participate! Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13-16, 2015. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world! Click here for Downloadable instructions.
Kids coloring contest open for grades K – 5: Open January 26th – February 9th.
Pick up coloring pages at Wild Birds Unlimited in Bend, the Sunriver Nature Center or downloaded from www.sunrivernaturecenter.org between January 26th and February 6th. Return pages to Wild Birds Unlimited or the Sunriver Nature Center by Monday, February 9th. Winners will be announced on February 11th. There will be one winner per grades K-5th. Winning coloring pages will be on exhibit at Wild Birds Unlimited in Bend February 13th – 16th. Winners will receive a WBU bird feeder, WBU birdseed, a bird identification guide and free family membership to SNCO!