February 14th to 17th 2014
Join Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society in counting birds. You will be joining people from 111 countries who last year counted 33,464,616 birds from 4,258 species.
It will only take a fun filled 15 minutes out of your weekend.
I first heard about Great Backyard Bird Count on the Bob and Diana In the Morning show on 92.3 The Dock. Bob and Diana were engaged in good natured batter around the possibility of Diana becoming hooked on Bird watching as she counts the birds in their backyard.
|Click here to complete the Great Backyard Jigsaw Puzzle of the Bald Eagle|
My mind went immediately back to the fun we had making Suet & Seed balls with our grandchildren posted on January 18th, 2014.
|January 18, 2014|
Since then we all have been watching the birds devour their treats and it was at that point in my drive I made the decision to broadcast the Great Backyard Bird Count even further through this blog.
|Click here to complete the Great Backyard Bird Count Puzzle of a Great-Horned Owl|
This could and can be an amazing family activity, both fun and educational. Maybe just maybe you will find that you have some budding Birdwatchers in your family.
|Click here to complete the Great Backyard Bird Count Jigsaw puzzle of a Snowy Owl|
All you need to get started can be found on The Great Backyard Bird Count website.
|Click here to visit this very interactive website|
From the Get Started page you will find everything that you and your family needs to register, record and identify the birds that you see.
- Mark My Bird and Take the Color Challenge activities that are both fun to do and help build observation skills in both children and adults. These two games are also helping scientist at the Cornell Labs learning more about how we describe the birds we see.
- Guess Who’s Squawkin’ which helps children identify birds with the songs they sing.
- Make A Marvel Meal Treat for the Birds is a printable page of bookmarks each with a recipe for making a tasty and nutritious meal for our feathered friends.
- Words about Birds is a printable brainteaser for children to puzzle over.
|Click here print this colouring page|
Here are four of the colouring pages offered on the site and the links to the pictures.
|Click here to print colouring page|
And wonderful online jigsaw puzzles for children of all ages to do.
Please take part in this great activity and helps scientist understand how our feathered friends are doing all around the world!