Great Bird Count!

Join us in tallying The West Woods’ winter birds

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Checklists are accepted from anywhere in the world – so why not come out to The West Woods and help produce a tally for Geauga County?

All ages are invited to join the count Saturday and Sunday, February 15 and 16, anytime between noon and 4 p.m. for some warm bird watching at The West Woods’ awesome wildlife feeding window.

Attendees will also be able to view results as they come in on our computer and learn from Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalists which types of seeds and feeders are the most successful.

“People who care about birds can change the world,” said Audubon chief scientist Gary Langham. “Technology has made it possible for people everywhere to unite around a shared love of birds and a commitment to protecting them.”

Last year’s Great Backyard Bird Count shattered records after going global for the first time, thanks to integration with the eBird online checklist program. Participants reported sightings from all seven continents, including 111 continents and independent territories: more than 34.5 million birds and 3,610 species, which is nearly one third of the world’s total bird species.

The West Woods Nature Center is located at 9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell Township, and is wheelchair/stroller accessible. Call 440-286-9516 with questions, and learn more about the Great Backyard Bird Count online.

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