JAYHAWK AUDUBON SOCIETY KIDS’ PAGE
CALLING ALL KIDS, FAMILIES (
AND EVEN ADULTS!
GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
FEBRUARY 15-18, 2008 - PRESIDENTS’ BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
COUNT FOR FUN
Watching birds is fun because
Birds are beautiful
Birds sing so many different songs
The more you watch birds the more
things you see - like “anting” (
birds rubbing themselves with ants!!?),
mom and dad birds feeding baby birds, birds taking baths,baby birds learning to fly, a hawk eating a rabbit….
YOU NEVER KNOW WHO MIGHT FLY IN NEXT!!!
COUNT FOR THE FUTURE
Count birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count because:
numbers you send in
”. Scientists will use themto learn about wild bird populations: Are they getting bigger or smallerand where are they spending the winter?? If we discover some birdsare in trouble, we can try and help them.
11 million birds
for the GBBC!Our
need to be counted, don’t you agree?
HERE’S HOW TO JOIN IN
Visit www.birdcount.org for instructions and tips on identifying birds orgo to the library to check out a field guide or buy one at the nextJayhawk Audubon seed sale on February 2nd.
During President’s Day Weekend, 2/15 to 2/18, count birds in your yard,neighborhood, park or wildlife area. For each kind of bird write down thehighest number you see together at any one time - that way you won’tcount any birds twice. The scientists need
Watch and count for at least 15 minutes. More if you want! Then report yourresults at www.birdcount.org. There are free computers at the library if you don’thave one at home. You can count every day if you want & send in 4 separate reports!
The online maps & lists are updated during the count so you can see
fit into the big picture. he website has lots of great pictures sent by counters.
The GBBC is sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology