February 16 – 19 is the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Bird watchers everywhere count and register birds to help create a real-time snapshot in 2018 of where birds are around the world and how many.
The Great Backyard Bird Count was started in 1998 by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. The data that is gathered helps researchers learn how birds adapt to things like weather and climate change, timing of migration, how diseases affect birds in different regions, and much more.
Cobb County Public Library invites you to participate by counting birds wherever and whenever you can. We have a wide variety avian identifying books as well as digital research resources on birds.
For more information about the great backyard bird count visit gbbc.birdcount.org
For more information on the ParksPass and other free resources for exploring the environment, visit http://www.cobbcat.org/outdoor-adventures/
West Cobb Regional Library will be presenting storytime at 10 am and 11am on Saturday, February 17 during The Great Backyard Bird Count at Smith-Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw! There will be guided bird walks every hour or explore the gardens and pathways on your own. When children aren’t listening to a great story, they can make crafts and complete a scavenger hunt. Be sure to stop the library’s table and say hello!
For more information visit their website: http://ow.ly/AepB30inxs3