Friday, February 12, 2010

Back Yard Bird Count Starts Today.

This Friday marks the start of the 4-day Great Backyard Bird Count, which continues through Monday, Feb. 15. We need everyone's participation to keep Savannah ranked in the top 10 localities nationally for diversity of bird species!

You can help by simply watching birds at your feeders or in your yard for as little as 15 minutes on one or more of the days. Or you can venture out to your favorite birding spot. Either way, just report your sightings on-line at You'll also find useful information on this site on how to identify key species and how to estimate the number of birds coming to your feeders.

For those who prefer birding with a group, there will be two Saturday (Feb. 13) teams that you are welcome to join:
- Diana Churchill's ( team will meet at 8:00 AM at the bridge just inside the entrance to Ft. Pulaski (US 80 route to Tybee); and
- Dot Bambach's ( team will meet at 8:00 AM in the parking lot opposite the gas station in the Village on Skidaway Island.
Please let the leader know if you plan to participate.

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