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Great Backyard Bird Count
February 15, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am
It’s free, it’s fun, and it helps scientific research! Join the Barnegat Bay Partnership and Ocean County Parks and Recreation naturalists at a Great Backyard Bird Count event at Cattus Island County Park on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:30-11:00 a.m.
More than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life join the four-day Great Backyard Bird Count each February to create an annual snapshot of bird populations worldwide. Whether you’re an expert or first-time birder, you can help collect data for scientists to use in their research and conservation efforts, even in your own backyard!
At the Cattus Island Park event, naturalists will begin with a short talk about how to spot and identify bird species that spend the winter here, followed by a bird walk and count. Everyone from beginning birders to experts is welcome. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and bring binoculars if you have them (there will also be a few pairs available for sharing).