Leave your laptops at home tomorrow. Get ready for a mindful weekend.
The Great Backyard Bird Count starts February 15! Your checklist to get ready is very short.
- Set up a GBBC/eBird account. Takes 5 minutes. Go to gbbc.birdcount.org. You’ll need this to submit your list.
- If this isn’t your first rodeo…retrieve your login creds for your account.
- Print out a list of birds in your area to watch for. Takes 5 minutes.
- Cuddle up with your significant other tonight to pick a birding app–to help you identify the birds you see. List is down the right side of the home page. Takes 10 minutes.
Yes…binoculars are handy. If you don’t have a gift yet for that other special day…there’s time on your lunch hour to go out and buy a pair. They’re very romantic because they have 2 eyes–for the 2 of you! See?
Or buy a matched set.
And if you get cold during your 15 minutes of watching…it’s a great excuse to run inside and cuddle up! Or…yes…you can watch your birdfeeder from inside…
Picking bird apps is a great cuddly activity for tonight. As they say at the Cornell Lab…”Have an ‘appy’ bird day!”