What: Celebration of Backyard Birds

When: Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, 8:30 to noon

Where: Lakeshore Library, 7346 RR 261, Buchanan Dam TX

For more information, call the library at 325-379-1174 

 Birds are a source of beauty and fascination and are always available right in your own backyard. For the third year, Lakeshore Library offers the opportunity to learn more about local birds by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). All ages are invited to enjoy bird-related activities from 8 a.m. to noon at the library. Compare your wingspan to that of a bald eagle or a Great Blue Heron, make a pinecone bird feeder filled with homemade suet, and test your knowledge of bird trivia. Everyone can help record bird observations from the library parking lot or on a short bird walk led by naturalist Kim Soechting.  Our sightings will be recorded and submitted to the GBBC. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s tally of 45 species!

“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. Please visit the official website at birdcount.org for more information and be sure to check out the latest educational and promotional resources.” - http://www.audubon.org/content/about-great-backyard-bird-count

 Lakeshore Library is located at 7346 RR 261 between Buchanan Dam and Bluffton. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required for this event. Call the library at 325-379-1174 for more information.

 

Melissa Macdougall

Director, Lakeshore Library

7346 RR 261

Buchanan Dam TX 78609

325-379-1174

February 16th, 2018 8:30 AM   through   12:00 PM
7346 RR 261
Buchanan Dam, TX 78609
United States
Phone: 325-379-1174