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Boost Your Backyard Bird Count . . . Hear Rich Crete's Talk at the Feburary 5th General Meeting! (click here for details)

Rich Crete, owner of Rich's Backyard Birds in the Fish Hawk Shopping Center, will be Tampa Audubon's guest speaker at its monthly meeting and pot luck dinner on February 5. Rich will put you on the inside track for attracting birds in your own backyard and participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is a four-day event, Feb 13-16, that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

You're invited to participate! Register here. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13-16, 2015. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world!

Save Hooked Birds!

Click here to download our new brochure that outlines the perils our shorebirds and waders are in from fishing line and hooks, and what you can do!

- Link to video of Osprey rescue


Join a Field Trip!

1/31 - 2/1 - Merritt Island/Orlando & Viera Wetlands

2/14 - Lettuce Lake Park for Beginning Birders

2/14 - EagleWatch

2/21 - Ft. DeSoto

2/28 - Lakeland Lakes, Polk County


ON THE RADAR ...

Birdy News & Events

- Read about Ann Paul and Mark Rachal's work with hooked birds in these two articles: "Seabirds' lives on the (fishing) line" and "Light but lethal, stray fishing line takes toll on seabirds" (Tampa Bay Tribune/tampabay.com).

- Florida Breeding Bird Atlas Codes - A video that describes the codes you must use when reporting for the Florida Breeding Bird Atlas project.

- Learn about upcoming events at Circle B Bar Reserve. You can also sign-up for their e-newsletter.