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Nashville Zoo to hold 3rd Annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 11th

 

Nashville ZooNashville, TN – Nashville Zoo will be hosting a program on February 11th, 2018 from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the Unseen New World for those interested in learning more about the Great Backyard Bird Count.

The program will share the importance of the global bird census, outline how guests can participate and teach basic skills needed for successful bird counting. Participation in the program is included with Zoo admission or membership.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere to be held February 11th. This is a photo of a Peruvian Meadowlark. (Christian Sperka)

Great Backyard Bird Count 2018 at Nashville Zoo at Grassmere to be held February 11th. This is a photo of a Peruvian Meadowlark. (Christian Sperka)

Visitors are invited to spend some time along the Zoo’s trails practicing bird counting, learning about the Zoo’s global bird conservation projects and checking out educational stations set up throughout the Unseen New World. 

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project encouraging people from around the world to count birds for 15 minutes a day from February 16th-19th, 2018. 

The census can take place in any location, anywhere in the world! This data is submitted online to researchers who use it to assist in tracking bird migrations and population counts of different species.

More information can be found on the Zoo’s website here.

About Nashville Zoo

Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard.

The Zoo attracts more than 960,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit nashvillezoo.org.


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