You are invited to participate in the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count! (GBBC) Coordinated every year by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology & the Audubon Society; the help of all dedicated backyard birders is needed. The dates this year are Friday, February 17th thru Monday, February 20th. The link is listed below for all the info you will need. It is as simple as observing your backyard aviary activity for just fifteen minutes. You can do this one day or all 4 days. The site allows you to enter your zip code & it will connect you to a list of birds you may see in your area during February. You print out the list & start counting. The site provides advice & a page to enter your results. It is easy & fun to do. Recording your results on their site was also very simple. It felt very rewarding. This is also a wonderful activity to enjoy with your kids/grandkids. The site provides all types of helpful info to get you started. Last year over 5,689 species were counted! See link below. Enjoy!
And to get your nesting bird fix check out Rosie the Hummingbird at Explore.org. There are two hatchlings right now so check them out soon. They mature and fledge very quickly (couple weeks). Link is below & check out the other cams on this site.
The second webcam is the Hanover, PA bald eagles. She will be laying her eggs in a week or two! Visit the other cams too!