Sunday, January 27, 2013

PA Young Birders Gets Kids Involved in the Great Backyard Bird Count

PA Young Birders guides two Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) events in our region! Get involved in this exciting, citizen-science activity - fun for the whole family!  No experience necessary.  Bring binoculars, or borrow on-site. 

These GBBC events are part of a 4-day, international effort that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds, to create a real-time snapshot of bird activity. Participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count tally the number of birds seen or heard in a specific location, then enter their observations on the GBBC website:  

Join us at these dates/locations below:
Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT, at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge.
8601 Lindbergh Blvd., Philadelphia PA 19153.
Suitable for ages 8+.  Meet at the Refuge Visitors Center.
For group registration, email

Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT, at Rushton Woods Preserve
On Delchester Road, just south of intersection with Goshen Road, Newtown Square PA.
For kids ages 7-12.  (Parents welcome too).  Meet at Rushton Woods parking lot/shed.
Please register with Ms. Blake Goll,
Check the PA Young Birders website: for more information about our field trips, programs and partners.

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