This Great Backyard Bird Count is taking place this February 16-19--or Street Tree Bird Count, or Central/Prospect/Brooklyn Bridge/etc Park Bird Count. . . . Point being, count some birds! For 15 minutes or longer, for one day or several, count birds and submit your findings so that scientists at the Audobon Society, Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Bird Studies Canada can track the habits and health of bird species.
Last year, 181,594 checklists were submitted, 6,259 species observed, and 29,587,769 individual birds counted (per GBBC website).
Here's how! http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/