Gibbon, NE (February 4, 2020) – The annual Great Backyard Bird Count(GBBC) at the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary will occur on Saturday, February 15, from 9 am to 4 pm. Participants can join at any time to count birds at the feeders and on the adjacent Platte River from the comfort of inside the center.
Since beginning in 1998, the GBBC has become one of the most wide-reaching community science projects with participants in over 100 countries. According to the GBBC website, last year’s count resulted in over 210,000 bird checklist submissions documenting a record 6,850 species – more than half the known bird species in the world.
“The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way to help birds and have fun at the same time,” said Bill Taddicken, Center Director at Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. “Now, after 22 years, it’s one of the biggest citizen scientist projects in the country and the results help scientists keep birds healthy.”
If you can’t make it to Rowe Sanctuary for the GBBC, visit gbbc.birdcount.org to find out how you can contribute from home.
The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Audubon works throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. State programs, nature centers, chapters, and partners give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. A nonprofit conservation organization since 1905, Audubon believes in a world in which people and wildlife thrive.
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