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Great Backyard Bird Count at Camp Discovery

Help Scientists Collect Needed Data by Counting Birds

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (January 19, 2016) – Camp Discovery announces that it will be a count site in the 20th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Families and participants of all ages are invited to participate in this global event.

A project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project that involves birders of all experience levels observing birds at a stationary location throughout North America during the count period of Feb. 17-20, 2017. Information collected and reported online will assist scientists in tracking changes in bird distribution and help determine how the winter weather influences bird populations.

Participants can count birds for as little as 15 minutes or spend the entire morning enjoying and observing the birds at Camp Discovery. Observations will be reported to scientists at Cornell Lab online through the app eBird and birders can finish the morning with a cup of hot coffee or cocoa following their count.

The GBBC at Camp Discovery is free, but registration is required at www.campdiscoverysc.org.

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Situated on 116 acres of natural spaces, Camp Discovery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing recreation and experiential learning programs in nature. For more information, call (803) 754-2008 or email info@campdiscoverysc.org.


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