Join DC Audubon on the Great Backyard Bird Count
The Great Backyard Bird Count starts next Friday! This fun, free, family-friendly program invites birdwatchers of all abilities to get out in your backyards, balconies, parks, or anywhere you can find birds and report your observations online. If you can identify a single species, like a robin or a pigeon, you are encouraged to participate so get out wherever you are this holiday weekend and help make our local birds count! Sign up and get started here!
You can join DC Audubon on Saturday, February 16th, at 8AM as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. Bring your friends, family, and anyone else with whom you want to share the joy of birdwatching!
We'll be meeting at Hains Point. Located at the tip of East Potomac Park, Hains Point boasts the largest species count of any single birding spot in Washington, D.C. With great views of the Potomac and Washington Channel, Hains Point offers wonderful habitat for wintering waterfowl, gulls, and numerous raptor species. We'll also be on the lookout for kinglets, nuthatches, and sparrows.
Meet in the parking lot at the southern tip of Hains Point. Unfortunately, public transportation options are limited. The DC Circulator - National Mall route stops at the Jefferson Memorial, a 40-minute walk from the meeting point. The nearest metro stations (Smithsonian and L'Enfant Plaza) are several miles away.
As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar birding locations. Get your ducks in a row and register here.
And if you want to keep counting birds...
Living Classrooms staff will be out at Kingman Island on Sunday, February 17 from 9-12 to facilitate counts and encourage people to monitor the islands to contribute to the Great Backyard Bird Count. Learn more here.