2012 GBBC – Governors Village Is For The Birds!

The Governors Village Communication Committee invites you to participate in the 15th Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).  The 2012 GBBC will take place over four days: Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20.

Bird watchers across the U.S. and Canada are getting ready to tally millions of birds in the annual count coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada.

Northern Cardinal - Heather Taylor, MD

Please join your Governors Village neighbors as we help to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.

Include the kids! Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and then enter the results online at the GBBC website.

Talking about the birds

  • This week and next, share your before and after birding experiences with the Governors Village community on this website (leave a reply below).
  • Vote in the polls on this website.
  • Also Twitter users can tweet using hashtags “#gbbc” and “#govvillagegbbc”.

Relevant Links

The Great Backyard Bird Count – Official 2012 GBBC website.  To learn more about how to join the count, get bird ID tips, downloadable instructions, a how-to video, past results, and more visit http://www.birdcount.org. The count also includes a photo contest and a prize drawing for participants who enter at least one bird checklist online.  Also see:

Contact: Susie Moffat, Communication Chair, susie_moffat at unc.edu