The Great Backyard Bird Count

The Marion Natural History Museum will be hosting a presentation on the “Great Backyard Bird Count,” presented by Justin Barrett of Manomet, Inc. via Zoom on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm.

            The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy annual citizen science event that engages birdwatchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

            Learn how to participate in the bird count by identifying birds and recording your findings. Be a citizen scientist while having fun in your own backyard or local park! Barret, who is president of the Nasketucket Bird Club, will also share resources, apps, tips, and tricks on how to ID birds.

            All are welcome. To find out more and to register, visit or email

            The Great Backyard Bird Count was launched in 1998 as the first online citizen science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in real time. Today, this global project run through a joint partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada brings the world together for the love of birds. For four days every February, people are invited to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them to the group. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations. Learn more at

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