In this fun, four-day event, bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the animals are found across North America. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. Participants will report their results online to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Visitors can take advantage of 18 different Great Backyard Bird Count programs at six Wake County Parks, including:
- Feb. 18, noon-3 p.m. – Backyard Bird Basics at Lake Crabtree County Park
Participate in the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count with a variety of bird-related games, activities and crafts. Learn how to attract birds to your outdoor space and identify common backyard birds. Participants of all ages can learn bird calls, make suet, help count birds at the park feeder and more! There is no fee for this program, and preregistration is encouraged, but not required. Lake Crabtree County Park is located at 1400 Aviation Parkway, Morrisville.
- Feb. 20, noon-3 p.m. – GBBC Bird Fun at Harris Lake County Park
Bring a picnic lunch and join us for some Great Backyard Bird Count fun! Visitors can participate in bird educational activities, games and crafts and sign up at the event to participate in a bird walk at 1 or 2 p.m. Bring your own binoculars if you have them, and meet at the Longleaf Shelter. All ages are welcome, and children must be accompanied by an adult. This program is free, and preregistration is required. Harris Lake County Park is located at 2112 County Park Drive, New Hill.