Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2017 – February 20, 2017 all-day
Lakewood Discovery Center
250 Lakewood Dr
Salina, KS 67401
Doug Rudick

A lot has changed since the first Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was held in 1998. Each year brings a growing number of participants in this now global event. The 20th annual GBBC is taking place February 17-20 in backyards, parks, nature centers, school grounds, and balconies – anywhere birds can be found.

Bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at All the data contributes to a snapshot of bird distribution and helps scientists see changes over the last 20 years.

Smoky Hills Audubon Society invites all who are interested in learning about birds to meet at Lakewood Discovery Center in Lakewood Park, Salina, KS on Saturday, February 18, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Join other local citizen scientists in recording the species we encounter and Audubon will submit the data gathered to the national data base. All are welcome whether you are new to birding or a seasoned expert.

For more information contact Doug Rudick at 785-376-9082 or