Nashville Zoo Offers Program for the Great Backyard Bird Count
Nashville Zoo will be hosting a program on Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Gallery of the Zoo’s Croft Center 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.
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 listening to a presentation from Polly Rooker, wildlife biologist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. Bird feeders will be placed throughout the Zoo thanks to generous support from Wild Bird Unlimited.
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 12-15. 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 at https://www.nashvillezoo.org/our-blog/posts/great-backyard-bird-count.
About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.