Count with us at the Green Mountain Audubon Center for a special Great Backyard Bird Count monitoring walk in the morning. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are.
Following our regular monitor route, we will search for birds in various habitats at the Audubon Center. Intended for those with experience using binoculars and listening to bird song, we will identify as many as possible of the winter birds we see or hear, and record counts of their population numbers.
The long-term data we gather contributes to the eBird database, which is available to a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, conservation biologists, and the public. Explore bird sightings from the Green Mountain Audubon Center.
We typically finish our monitoring route by about 10 am, but you can leave earlier if necessary.
Fee: Donations are appreciated.
Regarding the weather: Normally with light snow forecast, we will go ahead with the walk. If strong winds or heavy snow are expected, we will reschedule the walk. Please check our Facebook page if in doubt about the weather. We'll post an update if the forecast looks iffy.