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Annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 2:00pm

Sunday February 14, 2016

Where Have All the Birds Gone?  How Are They Surviving Winter ?

February Vacation-
Is Birding Time at West Hill Dam

Thank you for taking Pride in America’s Wildlife !

Rough-legged hawks, chickadees, robins, and numerous others observed during past counts at West Hill Dam.     Past Counts- Nationwide over 11 million birds and 616 species were recorded.   It has been a milder winter so far for wildlife, come explore how they are surviving.  Unfrozen sections of rivers and ponds attract birds in the winter as they seek water.  Join Park Ranger Viola Bramel at West Hill Dam on Sunday February 14, 2016, at 2:00pm.   Meet at the office located at 518 East Hartford Avenue, Uxbridge, MA.   Help collect data for the Annual Backyard Bird Count, at Cornell University.

Explore various habitats and the birds that migrate or make their home in the pine groves, marshes, and other fabulous habitats of West Hill Dam.  Participants should dress for the weather, be prepared to hike about a mile to the various sites, snow shoes or deep snow boots are recommended.  All are welcome to bring binoculars, pack a snack and water.  We will review our observations over warm beverages while supplies last.   This program will be cancelled for blizzard conditions or heavy rain.  Junior Rangers Level 2 –earn wildlife credit.  Scout Troops welcomed (merit badge requirements).  Youth under the age of 18 please bring an adult.  For more information please call Park Ranger Bramel at (978) 318-8417.   Observations help researchers determine species decline etc. Thank you for taking Pride in America’s Wildlife !