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Great Backyard Bird Count gets underway

It’s time for this year’s “Great Backyard Bird Count”.  It’s a worldwide event that takes place from Feb. 12-15 (this Friday through Monday) with the purpose of getting a count of the worldwide population and geographical distribution of the different bird species that exist.  It’s an event, led by Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, that claims 100,000 yearly participants. Data from this annual bird count is used for various research purposes.  The counts can give information on birds’ migration patterns and how the weather year-to-year may impact them.  By taking this annual count, researchers will…