Nashville Zoo Hosts Second Annual Great Backyard Bird Count Event
Nashville Zoo will be hosting a program on Feb. 12 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 time along the Zoo’s trails to practice bird counting, learn about the Zoo’s global bird conservation projects, and listen to a presentation from Cyndi Routledge, master hummingbird bander from Southeastern Avian Research. Nashville Zoo's Ambassador Animals will also be along the trails meeting guests.
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 17-20. 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/upcoming-events/entry/backyard-bird-count/instance/2-12-2017.
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. Celebrating 20 years at Grassmere, the Zoo attracts more than 890,000 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.