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Originally published in Castine Patriot, February 7, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, February 7, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, February 7, 2019
Bird counting for all ages

Downeast Audubon is encouraging bird watchers of all ages to help count birds, February 15-18, to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are.

Anyone who has internet access can participate in this mid-winter birding event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon. All you have to do is:

Count birds for at least 15 minutes at your favorite location(s).

Record the highest number of each species seen at once.

Enter your checklists on the GBBC website or on your eBird account.

Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Since the merger with eBird, people from all over the world can now participate in this global event.