Great Backyard Bird Count: opportunity to document feathered friends

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Photo courtesy Ben Bailey  The Weminuche Audubon Society will host a birding outing for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. along the San Juan River beginning in the Ross Aragon Community Center parking lot. Recent sightings along the river include year-round resident species such as the bald eagle, great blue heron, American dipper and common goldeneye.
Photo courtesy Ben Bailey
The Weminuche Audubon Society will host a birding outing for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, Feb. 13, at 9 a.m. along the San Juan River beginning in the Ross Aragon Community Center parking lot. Recent sightings along the river include year-round resident species such as the bald eagle, great blue heron, American dipper and common goldeneye.

By Becky Gillette
Special to The SUN

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) takes place each Presidents Day weekend (Feb. 12-15).

The GBBC is a free, fun and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

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