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Great Backyard Bird CountSubmitted: 02/15/2013
Story By Melissa Constanzer

ACROSS THE NORTHWOODS - You might not want to go out in the cold this weekend. But the DNR hopes you help them out. It's as simple as sitting at your window.

Today is the start of the Great Backyard Bird Count. It is a survey that takes place across the country. The count helps researchers at Cornell University track bird populations.

"You go to the Great Backyard Bird Count Website. And you download a form, and you keep track of how many birds you see at your feeder and you fill out the form and submit it," says Jeremy Holtz, DNR Wildlife Biologist.

Anyone can take part. All you need to know is the common birds that come to your yard. That information is easy to find.

"There are all sorts of resources available. The local library has bird guides. You can find all sorts of bird species information on the internet as well," says Holtz.

You can find a link to the Great Backyard Bird Count below.


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