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Fri, Feb 16


Riverside Gate - Biedenharn Gardens

Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) at the Biedenharn

February 16-19 | 5-6 pm (enter at Riverside Gate) | FREE Birders of all levels are invited to join us for 15 minutes or more at least once during these four days (5-6p) to help document birds using the Garden so that we can better understand and protect these species!

Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) at the Biedenharn
Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) at the Biedenharn

Time & Location

Feb 16, 2024, 5:00 PM – Feb 19, 2024, 6:00 PM

Riverside Gate - Biedenharn Gardens, 2006 Riverside Dr, Monroe, LA 71201, USA

About the Event

Birders of all levels are invited to join us in the Garden for FREE to watch birds for 15 minutes or more (between 5-6pm), at least once over the four days - February 16–19, 2024.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes and bring your binoculars and bird guides if you have them! Our Curator (and former field researcher of Audubon Louisiana), Nicole Norelli, will be present to help you identify all the birds you see or hear and walk you through the best tool for sharing your bird sightings:

  • If you are a beginning bird admirer and new to bird identification, try using the Merlin Bird ID app to tell us what birds you are seeing or hearing.
  • For advanced birders, try the eBird Mobile app or enter your bird list on the eBird website (desktop/laptop).
  • The Biedenharn Museum & Gardens will keep a list of all birds recorded on the property for use in future natural history and horticultural projects.

Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) Website

Each February, for four days, the world comes together for the love of birds. Over these four days we invite people to spend time in their favorite places watching and counting as many birds as they can find and reporting them to us. These observations help scientists better understand global bird populations before one of their annual migrations.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was the first online participatory-science project (also referred to as community science or citizen science) to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real time. Birds Canada joined the project in 2009 to provide an expanded capacity to support participation in Canada. In 2013, we became a global project when we began entering data into eBird, the world’s largest biodiversity-related participatory science (community science or citizen science) project.

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