Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentine Day's Great Backyard Bird Count Woodbine

Woodbine  is a lovely community 35 miles south and west of Jekyll Island.  It has converted it old railroad tracks into a Greenway.  The Woodbine's Women Club adopted this trail.  They put up bird feeders, so it is a natural place to invite a new birder to go birding.  So on Saturday February 14 Coastal Georgia Audubon (CGAS) with the Woodbine's Women Club invited the community to go birding. 

The Wednesday before CGAS President, Marge Inness teamed up with Janice of the Woodbine Women's Club and went into to the elementary school and the Head Start Program and did programs on birds.  Marge and Janice invited the young people out to the gazebo on Saturday to join in the Great Backyard Bird Count.  We had 17 young people come.  What fun it was.    Here are some pictures of the young people's activities.

 Kids had their hands full of pine cone feeders, Learning how bird build nests as well as learning to use binoculars.


 This was our youngest birder who had her very own bird book and binoculars.  She went out with the adults birding.
This Chipping Sparrow was very helpful and allowed everyone to see it.

                                                                                                        This event wasn't just for the young people there were adults that wanted to know about the birds.

Thank you all for coming out.  We had a perfect day for it.  The sky was clear.   It was chilly but this is winter.  The birds were all around us.

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