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A terrific and easy-to-do bird count for kids and students is the Great Backyard Bird Count. Students simply observe and count birds for 15 minutes at least once during a four-day period in February (13-16th in 2015) and then submit their findings online. The bird counting can take place in a backyard, nearby park, or even at a feeder outside a warm classroom window. Everything you need to know can be found at the link above, including how to register and enter data—as well as lots of tips on identifying the bird species likely seen. Below is a fun word search to get students engaged in the project. Enjoy!
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