I'll be participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year and I hope you do, too. It's a great activity to do with kids, but equally fun to do by yourself! Just count the birds in your backyard for only 15 minutes over this weekend, sticking to a few easy guidelines. Your data helps scientists keep track of backyard bird populations and how they're doing. You can also enter photographs of your backyard birds to win prizes. It's easy, fun, helps nature and contributes to science! Enjoy!