It's that time of year again. The Great Backyard Bird Count. I did a fifteen minute count this morning and got 7 species. It is easy, and you can get the kids involved with this great scientific project. Check out the website for all the details! Http://www.birdcount.org
The more people that participate the better. This weekend get outside for a bit and count some birds for a good cause. You can count for as little as 15 minutes. Of course you can count for a longer time if you desire, just make sure you record the time and for how long. You don't have to be an expert birder to participate, just grab a identification book, and you are all set. I use a field guide to help me determine which birds I am looking at. Fun, educational and free, can't beat that for a weekend activity!