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Gettysburg Backyard Bird Count

Date(s):

Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:00 am  - 10:00 am

Overview:

Gettysburg National Military Park and the South Mountain Audubon Society invite the public to participate in a free guided bird walk.

The walk will take place at the Emmanuel Harman farm, a battlefield site that is the former Gettysburg Country Club. Park.The hike will be about one and a half miles in length over flat terrain. Wildlife specialists will offer information and help with identification of birds wintering in the Gettysburg area. 
 
Birders of all levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and guide books if you have them. Be prepared for winter conditions and dress appropriately. In case of rain or snow the walk will be postponed to the following day, February 16 at the same time and location.
 
The Great Backyard Bird Count is a nationwide, free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at gbbc.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.
 
Data from this event will help scientists gain a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of birds. Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share.

Free; no reservations required.

Location:

Gettysburg National Military Park
1195 Baltimore Pike
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(717) 334-1124x8023

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