February 19
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Nature Discovery Center


The Nature Discovery Center is excited to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)!

Bird watchers from around the world will take part in this annual event between Friday, February 16, and Monday, February 19, 2018. Participants in the free event will join tens of thousands of volunteers of all levels of birding experience to count birds in their own backyards, local parks or wildlife refuges. This is the 21st GBBC!

Join us for the count here at the Center on February 19! We will meet at the front porch of the Nature Discovery Center. If you are a little late, just find us in the park. Families are welcome. Registration is not required.

Bring a pair of binoculars, but if you don’t have any, we have some here to borrow. Please call or email Mary Ann ahead of time so we can have a pair ready for you. (

Checklists submitted by all “citizen scientists” help scientists and researchers learn more about how different bird species are doing, how their populations and ranges are changing, and how to protect them. The 2017 record breaking GBBC turned in more than 173,826 checklists from an estimated 214,018 participants in more than 130 countries. Even more amazing is that bird watchers reported 5,940 species- and 29,602,167 individual birds! 671 species were recorded in the United States. Worldwide, Columbia recorded the greatest number of species in 2017 with a whopping 955 species!