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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:12

Birdwatchers wanted

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The Great Backyard Bird Count will return for its 20th year Feb. 17-20, calling bird lovers everywhere to help collect data for ongoing research to better understand how birds are affected by the changing climate.

Anyone anywhere in the world can contribute by counting birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. Last year, birdwatchers from more than 100 countries participated and tallied more than 5,000 species. North Carolina is a top-performing state, ranking seventh in 2016 with birders documenting 200 species. 

The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, the National Audubon Society and Bird Studies Canada. Visit www.birdcount.org for instructions to participate. 

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