Sunday, February 12, 2012

Countdown to GBBC (T-5)

There are only five more days before the beginning of the Great Backyard Bird Count!

Northern Cardinal - Mark Musselman

Remember, even if you can only identify the Northern Cardinal shown above, you CAN participate in the GBBC!  Check here to see South Carolina's results from 1998-2011.  Help fill in some of the gaps on the map.

We will be counting along the boardwalk at the Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest,  but you can also join us on Friday in Summerville.

Local Audubon South Carolina GBBC events:
Mark Musselman, education director at the Francis Beidler Forest, will be birding at various sites around Summerville on Day 1 (Friday, February 17th).  The count will begin at the parking area near the tennis courts in Azalea Park at 8:30 a.m.  Other stops may include the nature trail at Ashley Ridge High School, The Ponds community, and Middleton Place.  Anyone can join him for all or part of the day, especially those looking to learn about birding or improve their bird identification skills.  Anyone wishing to join this group or simply to follow the progress can check @TheSwampThing (!/TheSwampThing) on Twitter.  Though a pair of binoculars will be useful, only a healthy curiosity is required!

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