Ticket: The Great Backyard Bird Count

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Meet with birding expert Dr. Ernie Marshall and Mrs. Nancy Bray to get a lesson on bird ID and participate in your own bird count in your back yard during The Audobon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count. This event is free and appropriate for all ages.

Sessions at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30.

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The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Download the Merlin App from Cornell Lab of Ornithology to get a head-start on bird identification.
https://www.audubon.org/about-great-backyard-bird-count

All in-person programs will follow current state and federal health guidelines and apply a range of safety measures to mitigate health risks, including smaller class sizes, moving into larger rooms (if indoors), keeping participants a safe distance from each other and increasing sanitation efforts.
Please note that in-person programs are subject to change or cancellation depending on COVID-19 restrictions. A full refund would be provided in event of a cancellation.

729 Dickinson Avenue | Greenville, NC 27834 | 252.364.2862

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

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