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Great Backyard Bird Count at MNHC
February 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmfree
DATE: February 19
TIME: 1:00-2:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Meet at the Montana Natural History Center, 120 Hickory St., Missoula
REGISTER HERE for this FREE event
Join citizen scientists across the globe! The Great Backyard Bird Count is a way for you to watch, count, and record the birds you see around your home or neighborhood. Contribute valuable information with your participation! This year we will be holding a count at the Montana Natural History Center. We will bird outside the center and along the Kim Williams trail. This event is perfect for beginners! Learn how a bird count works, how to enter data, and how to identify our most common local birds. Kids are welcome; we recommend ages 10 and up.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an inter-organizational effort between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Birds Canada.
What to Bring:
- Clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions – layers, hat, good boots, hand and toe warmers, etc.
- Water and snacks
- Binoculars and bird guide if you have them. If not, we have some to borrow.
- Pen and writing paper or notebook (optional)
- group size limited to 20
- outdoor program
Cost: FREE, but registration required.