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Great Backyard Bird Count: Bird Walk & Big Sit

Saturday, February 16, 2019
08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hassayampa River Preserve
49614 U.S. Hwy. 60 89
Wickenburg, AZ 85390

(928) 684-2772

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual event sponsored by the National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology as a “citizen science” opportunity where expert and novice birdwatchers alike can submit their observations from anywhere they happen to be over a 4-day period, with as little as 15 minutes of effort needed watching birds in their yards, neighborhoods, or favorite birding patch. This count helps give scientists a snapshot of wintering bird populations that can inform ongoing and future bird conservation. This year’s count will be from Feb. 15-18. Here at the Preserve we have a couple of fun ways that visitors can be involved: on Saturday, Feb. 16 we will have a guided bird walk on the trails with Ranger Eric from 8:15-10:15am and a “Big Sit” with volunteers and guests stationed by our front garden’s bird feeders from 8:00am-12:00pm. We may also have another Big Sit group watching from the picnic area down in the palm tree grove. Space is limited for the bird walk, but not for the Big Sit. To register for the bird walk, please call the Visitor Center at 928-684-2772.

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