NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nashville Zoo will host a program on the Great Backyard Bird Count, which shares the importance of the global bird census, outlines how guests can participate and teaches basic skills needed for successful bird counting 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 in the Unseen New World at the Nashville Zoo.
Participation in the program is included with zoo admission or membership.
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 Feb. 16-19. 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.
For more information, visit www.nashvillezoo.org.
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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