About The Great Backyard Bird Count in the Year of the Bird!

Do you want to know about the Great Backyard Bird Count? Would you like to find out why it is important? Join us on Tuesday February 13th at 7:00pm to learn about and prepare for the bird count that takes place from February 16-19th. Kate Pratt from the Audubon Center at Bent of the River will help us understand just how important this is to the future of birds in our area. This event is free and open to the public. To save a spot, click HERE.

*How is the information from the GBBC used?
Bird populations are constantly changing. No single scientist or team of scientists could hope to keep track of the complicated patterns of movement of species around the world. The information from GBBC participants, combined with other surveys, helps scientists learn how birds are affected by environmental changes.  Read more…

Two great articles in the News Times by Robert Miller helped give background on the movement to help our bird friends. One article is on the Bird Count and the other discusses how birds and other animals manage to survive in cold weather.

Also, it is the Year of the Bird according to National Geographic Society! We are all-in to celebrate birds….or Byrds….:-)

We will have related books in stock for the event. Light refreshments served.

The Birds Of Pandemonium: Life Among the Exotic and Endangered

Birds of PBy Michele Raffin

 “A DELIGHTFUL ACCOUNT. It’s appeal is ageless, Raffin’s descriptions are riveting, and her devotion to the birds is remarkable.” –Joanna Burger, author of “The Parrot Who Owns Me” “A fascinating and rarely seen glimpse behind the scenes. The joy Raffin gets from her close relationships with these amazing animals and her outsize commitment to them comes through loud and clear in this engaging and joyful book.” –Dominick Dorsa, Curator of Birds, San Francisco Zoo “Reading this wonderful book, one cannot help but realize how much intelligence and beauty there is throughout the bird world. The birds are Michele Raffin’s teachers, awakening a deep sense of commitment to caring for our collective future . . . This book is about reconnecting with the nature of birds, and the nature of ourselves.” –Jon Young, author of “What the Robin Knows”