Plan now to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb 18 - 21. This is really a great outdoor activity for families and could be incorporated into science activities for home schools (or public schools, but that seems to be much tougher to achieve.)
You can take part for as little as 15 minutes and you don't have to be an expert on birds to take part. This is a count that allows you to indicate you weren't able to identify all birds, and it's perfectly OK.
For those who prefer to see what it's all about by taking part in a group activity, the Rolling Plains Texas Master Naturalists will be hosting a count on Sunday, February 20, at 7:30 AM behind Wild Bird Rescue, 4611 Lake Shore Dr. With the wind off Lake Wichita, it can be chilly, so more layers than you may think you need that morning.