Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We totaled 35 species in our count and were joined by 70 birders!
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.
Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.
The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.
Beckham Bird Club Annual Dinner
On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, the Louisville Audubon Club will join the Beckham Bird Club for their annual dinner. This year, the venue has been changed and we will be meeting at Big Spring Country Club, 5901 Dutchmans Lane Louisville, KY 40205. Join us at 6:00 pm for drinks, followed by dinner and our speaker. Click HERE to download the reservation form. Your form and check should be mailed to Jane Bell, 1876 Dove Creek Blvd, Louisville, KY 40242 by March 8. The cost is $32.00 per person.
Our speaker will be Pete Marra who is the Head of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. He received his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College in 1998 and has been a conservation scientist at the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation Biology Institute since 1999. Pete’s research in avian conservation science focuses on discovering why so many species of migratory birds are declining. His research examines the roles of climate change, habitat destruction, food and disease as well as other direct sources of mortality (cats, buildings) on bird survival. His research is both fundamental and applied and emphasizes incorporating events throughout the annual cycle to understand how more complex interactions across seasons drive the ecology and conservation of species.
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