Schramm Education Center
Want an opportunity to get your family outdoors? Would you like to contribute to science? Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count event at Schramm Education Center! Learn more about birds while participating in a nationwide community science project! Schramm Education Center staff will lead you and your family on bird walks and bird feeder watches, and help tally and share our results with the National Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count event!
Registration is not required but helpful! If you know you are coming please fill out this quick link:
General admission to Schramm Education Center is required to participate in this event. Families may stay and count birds for as much time as they wish, however we recommend that you arrive on time during the morning session or the afternoon session for an event introduction, where we will learn more about the project, about birds we might see, and introduce our bird watching teams. We will be going out rain, snow or sunshine, so dress prepared for the weather! We’ll provide a limited amount of binoculars, you’re encouraged to bring yours if you have them.
Great Backyard Bird Count Schedule:
9:00 - 9:15 : Great Backyard Bird Count Welcome (Classroom)
9:15 - 9:30 : Bird Identification Basics
9:30 - 10:00 : Feeder Watch Count
10:00 - 11:00: Guided Bird Hike Count
12:30 - 12:45: Great Backyard Bird Count Welcome (Classroom)
12:45 - 1:00: Bird Identification Basics
1:00 - 1:30: Feeder Watch Count
1:30 - 2:30: Guided Bird Hike Count
More about the Great Backyard Bird Count project:
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a fun and easy
national event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world. For more information visit: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/about-great-backyard-bird-count