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February 12
Wake Parks to Participate in Great Backyard Bird Count
Wake County residents are invited to take part in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Friday, February 15, through Monday, February 18, 2013. Six Wake County parks are taking part in this national four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
 
Local participants helped to count more than 322,000 birds, identifying 177 species in 2012. Each year, participants report their results online to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
2112 County Park Drive, New Hill
919-387-4342
  • Friday, February 15, 3:30–5 p.m. – Introduction to Bird Watching and GBBC
  • Saturday, February 16, 2–5 p.m. – Birdapalooza
  • Sunday, February 17, 2–3 p.m. – Waterfowl Hike Along the Shoreline
  • Sunday, February 17, 5:30–7 p.m. – Evening Stroll Through the Park
  • Public Bird Count Walks
    • Saturday, February 16, 9 a.m.
    • Sunday, February 17, 9 a.m.
    • Monday, February 18, 9 a.m.
 
Lake Crabtree County Park
1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville
919-460-3390
  • Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., and Sunday, February 17, noon–5 p.m. – Bird Expo
  • Monday, February 18, 1–4 p.m. – Junior Birder Patch Program
  • Public Bird Count Walks
    • Friday, February 15, 8:30 a.m.
    • Saturday, February 16, 8:30 a.m.
    • Sunday, February 17, 8:30 a.m.
    • Monday, February 18, 8:30 a.m.
 
1309 New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, Apex
919-387-2117
  • Saturday, February 16, 7:30 a.m. – Public Bird Count Walk

 

Crowder District Park
4709 Ten Ten Road, Apex
919-662-2850

  • Friday, February 15, 4:30–5:30 p.m. – Winter Owl Prowl
  • Saturday, February 16, 9–10 a.m. – Breakfast with the Birds
  • Saturday, February 16, 10:30 a.m.–noon – On the Trail of Bluebirds
  • Sunday, February 17, 2:30–4 p.m. – Gardening for Birds and Other Wildlife
  • Sunday, February 17, 1 p.m. – Public Bird Count Walk
 
4620 Lake Wheeler Road, Raleigh
919-856-6675
  • Friday, February 15, 1:30 p.m. – Public Bird Count Walk
  • Saturday, February 16, 4:30–5:30 p.m. – Birds of the Night Hike
  • Sunday, February 17, 8:30–10 a.m. – Breakfast with the Birds
  • Monday, February 18, 10–11 a.m. – A Side History: National Birds

 

3200 Pleasant Union Church Road, Raleigh
919-870-4330
  • Monday, February 18, 10–11:30 a.m. – My Yard is Full of Birds
 
For more information or to locate the online checklist, visit the GBBC website, www.birdsource.org.


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