Spend a few minutes this weekend doing something that's fun - and that helps the birds. The Great Backyard Bird Count* links ordinary folks with scientists in an effort to collect important data about backyard birds.
Spend a period of just 15 minutes counting the birds you see anytime February 14-17. You can count from home, work, school - anywhere. Just make note of the birds you see then report your findings at gbbc.birdcount.org. Scientists will use your information to better understand important trends in bird populations, range expansions, habitat changes and shifts in migration patterns.