Join museum educators on a guided walk around Lake Waccamaw and help identify and count the birds seen along the way. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Join museum educators on a guided walk around Lake Waccamaw and help identify and count the birds seen along the way. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count is held for four days in mid-February. During this popular citizen science event, people from all over the world head outdoors to count birds and report details of the birds in the area in which they live and the data will be used by scientists to track the health of bird populations.
The guided walk will take place from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16. Participants are asked to meet at the Lake Waccamaw State Park visitor center located at 1866 State Park Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather, bring water and binoculars, if you have them. Bird enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome.
For more information about the Great Backyard Bird Count please visit http://gbbbc.birdcount.org.
Pre-registration is not required, but children must be accompanied by at least one adult over the age of 18.
For more information, please contact the museum at 910-914-4185 or Whiteville@naturalsciences.org.
Like us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NCMNSWhiteville/