The Great Backyard Bird Count + Free Bird Walk this Weekend!

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual, worldwide, citizen-science program that brings together bird enthusiasts of all ages and levels of experience. It’s free and easy to participate, and open to anyone!

All you have to do is count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days during the count (February 13th through the 16th). Then enter your sightings at Tens of thousands of volunteers participate every year, and their efforts help scientists track and monitor bird populations on a massive scale.

To learn more about the program, visit the “Getting Started” page on


Want to count with us at Fountain Rock? We’re hosting a free bird walk this Sunday, February 15th at 10am. Our hike leaders are Keith and Beth Hamilton of Wild Birds Unlimited in Frederick.

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