Start counting. It’s Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey

This weekend birders around the state are participating in New Hampshire Audubon’s Backyard Winter Bird Survey, and it’s easy to take part. You just need to count the birds in your backyard and send the information to NH Audubon using an online data entry process. The survey takes place Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12. The information gathered helps biologist better understand of what’s happening with our winter birds. About 1,300 people participate in the count each year.

“The strength of the survey is that we can look at trends over the long term,” says Survey Coordinator Rebecca Suomala. “We now have more than 20 years of data and we can see the patterns of ups and downs in different bird species.”

For more information, visit NH Audubon and go to the Birding page.

Image: “It’s Snowing!” – Oil painting by Sunapee artist and naturalist Susan Parmenter on display at Monadnock Fine Art in Keene, N.H.

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