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Get a Birding Increase: Be a part of the Nice Yard Hen Rely

NEW YORK, ITHACA, N.Y., and PORT ROWAN, Ont. — The twenty sixth annual Nice Yard Hen Rely (GBBC) takes place Friday, February 17, by Monday, February 20. Hen and nature lovers in all places unite within the effort to tally as lots of the world’s chicken species as potential over these 4 days. Mixed with different chicken counts, GBBC outcomes assist create a clearer image of how birds are faring—whether or not particular person species are are declining, growing, or holding regular within the face of habitat loss, local weather change, and different threats.

“Take a second over this lengthy weekend to look at, take heed to, and depend birds and enhance your well being, too. Birdwatching and being in nature can cut back stress and enhance your temper,” stated Chad Wilsey, chief scientist and vp at Nationwide Audubon Society.

Every participant or group counts birds for any size of time (however for no less than quarter-hour) and enters the birds they may determine at every website they visited, whether or not that be from dwelling, at an area park, or in a wilderness space. These new to the occasion ought to learn the Find out how to Take part directions. Folks of all ages and ability ranges are welcome. And there is another excuse to depend the birds: It is good for you.

“Primarily based on the not too long ago launched State of the Birds report, we all know that half the chicken species in the USA and Canada are reducing,” stated David Bonter, co-director of the Middle for Engagement in Science and Nature on the Cornell Lab. “We completely want the eyes and ears of birdwatchers to present us the large image in terms of shifting chicken populations.”

An estimated 385,000 individuals participated through the 2022 GBBC. They reported greater than 7,000 species from 192 nations. Many GBBC contributors uncover a brand new fascination with birds and luxuriate in exploring (and evaluating) outcomes from all over the world.

“The Nice Yard Hen Rely is a stepping stone in the direction of chicken conservation,” stated Patrick Nadeau, president of Birds Canada. “Taking this step in February launches a journey of discovery whether or not you’re simply starting to study concerning the birds round you or an skilled birder watching out for brand new feathered buddies!”

The GBBC web site has instruments and data to assist birdwatching newbies and veterans take part within the depend. You’re additionally invited to tune in to a particular webinar about take part within the GBBC being held Wednesday, February 15 at 1:00 p.m ET. It is free. Simply register to attend this live-streamed occasion.

The Nice Yard Hen Rely is a joint mission of the Nationwide Audubon SocietyCornell Lab of Ornithology, and Birds Canada and is made potential partially by founding sponsor Wild Birds Limitless.

Step-by-step directions for getting into your chicken lists for the GBBC:
* Merlin Hen ID app: https://www.birdcount.org/merlin-bird-id-app
* eBird Cell app: https://www.birdcount.org/ebird-mobile-app
* eBird on a pc: https://www.birdcount.org/ebird-on-computer

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Media Contacts:
Nicolas Gonzalez, Audubon, (310) 897-9836, media@audubon.org

Pat Leonard, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, (607) 254-2137, pel27@cornell.edu 

Kerrie Wilcox, Birds Canada, (519) 586-3531 ext. 134, kwilcox@birdscanada.org

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