Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Great Backyard Bird Count

2013 is the 15th season for the Great Backyard Bird Count, co-sponsored by the national Audubon Society. Anyone can participate. From a long trek to through the woods to 5 minutes watching the birds in your yard, or in a park. This year, locally, the Anastasia branch of the St. Johns County library system is presenting a whole bunch of opportunities for local folks to learn about birding.

Come to the library on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 2 PM, to hear Monique Borboen, Northeast Florida Policy Associate for the Audubon Society, present a program on how to identify birds in our community and how we can be stewards of the natural environment.

The following weekend we will have bird guides at various locations throughout the county to help folks look for and identify birds. See the library for details on when and where to find a guide.

The library is also sponsoring a birdhouse decorating contests. The birdhouses will be on display at the library for a week or so beginning Feb. 9. The larger one above will be in the contest representing the St. Johns Audubon Society. Come out and vote for our birdhouse! It will be one more small way we can help people understand some of the things we do.

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