The Great Backyard Bird Count is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. It takes place all over the world.
Members of the public watch birds, counting them and recording observations, which helps scientists in their study of birds.
At Wing Haven, 260 Ridgewood Avenue, you can participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count Friday, February 14th through Monday February 17th, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.
Admission is FREE during these hours. After 1 p.m., regular garden admission applies.
Volunteers from Wing Haven, as well as the Mecklenburg Audubon Society, will be on hand providing guided walks, sharing educational information, and enjoying the count alongside you or your group.
Light breakfast foods will be provided, including:
- Breads and muffins
- Bagels and cream cheese
- Fresh fruit
- Hot chocolate
This activity is recommended for everyone, children and adults, bird novices and bird experts alike.