PEEC Workshop Introduces Kids to Backyard Birding

PEEC’s Backyard Birding Workshop is set for Feb. 5. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

This February, tens of thousands of people around the world are expected to participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC.)

With this in mind, the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) will hold a Backyard Birding Workshop 1:30-3:30 p.m., Feb. 5 for school-aged children and their families.

Backyard birdhouse. Courtesy/PEEC

The workshop will introduce kids to birding and get them excited to do their own backyard bird watching, perhaps even entice them to participate in the GBBC themselves. In this fun and hands-on program, the kids will enjoy learning how to set up their own yard or outdoor space, no matter how small, to observe birds. Participants will build a birdhouse and bird feeder, and learn about how to create a mini bird habitat in their own backyard.

Space is limited and advance registration is required, so those interested are encouraged to sign up soon. The cost to participate, including all materials, is $20 per child, or $16 for PEEC members.

The GBBC is Feb. 14-17. The data collected from the GBBC helps track the health of bird populations worldwide. It’s easy to participate; even kids can do it.

Simply sign up online, observe the birds in your yard for at least 15 minutes one or more of the days, and then enter your count online. Visit the official website at http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/ for more information.

For more information about this workshop and to register, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org or call 505.662.0460.

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