Help scientists in understanding and protecting worldwide bird populations by picking up a Bird Counting Packet and participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count!
- All are welcome to enjoy their favorite spots, keeping a keen eye on feathered friends and noting their numbers. You don’t even have to step outside – observe and tally birds at your feeder from the comfort of your window!
- Bird Counting Packets will be available starting February 1 at all service desks or you can print a packet here.
- Ensure your tally sheets from the Bird Counting Packet reach the library by February 26 to contribute to our library bird count.
Last year, Longwood patrons dedicated a collective 531 hours and 22 minutes to birdwatching, documenting a remarkable 1,853 birds.
Of the 51 distinct bird species spotted, the top five included:
- Dark-Eyed Junco
- House Sparrow
- Song Sparrow
- Northern Cardinal
- Mourning Dove
These recorded observations played a crucial role in enhancing scientists’ comprehension of global bird populations before their annual winter migration.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Birds Canada, these recorded observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before their annual winter migration.
Supported by Friends of the Library