The Great Backyard Bird Count is February 12 - 15. This is a great opportunity to get out, see birds, and add to our knowledge of bird populations.
I usually go to a different city park each day and upload the results. Terry McKee gave a presentation at the North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club this week about the GBBC and asked everyone to try to go several places in the county during this 4-day period, so I will try to hit some additional places this year.
If you have never done a count and would like to meet some other birders to learn the ropes, consider coming out behind Wild Bird Rescue (4611 Lake Shore Drive) on February 14 for a little while beginning at 7:30 AM. We'll have a group of people out there for a couple of hours anyway. You can spend as little or as much time as you wish. This is the same place as the Big Sit in October. Bring chairs and your binoculars and dress warmly! There is usually a breeze coming off Lake Wichita, so it feels colder than the thermometer says.