Join the national bird count

February 13th, 2013 at 3:54 pm by under Latest Posts

Volunteers birdwatchers will be flocking on Saturday and Sunday to join in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

The annual national effort sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society is intended to provide information on migratory birds.

In Albuquerque the volunteer birdwatchers meet from 8 a.m.-noon Friday at Tingley Beach and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday at the Albuquerque BioPark Botanic Garden.

Expert leaders and educational discovery stations are planned (more details here).

Bird-spotting checklists will be provided, but volunteers wanting binoculars will need to provide their own.

Participation is free although volunteers arriving at the Botanic Garden after 8 a.m. Saturday will have to pay regular BioPark admission.

Anyone wishing to participate is asked to RSVP no later that Friday by calling the BioPark Education office at (505) 848-7180.

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