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February 15 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wander our nature trail with a volunteer from the Scioto Valley Bird and Nature Club in hopes of finding our feathered friends along the way. This event is part of the National Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count in which thousands of people across the US and Canada count and learn about the birds wintering in their communities. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. This fun and educational event is free to the public.
The program will take place on February 15, starting at 9 am at the Mound City Group Visitor Center. Participants will take a short hike on easy and level terrain. However, winter weather conditions may cause snow and ice on the trail. If you have binoculars and bird guides, bring them with you. A limited amount of binoculars will be available for loan and free Ohio bird guides will be given out. Data from the count will be sent to the Audubon Society and will help scientists gain a better understanding of the distribution and abundance of birds. After your walk, take some time to look out your own backyard, and submit your own findings to the Great Backyard Bird Count.
Mound City Group Visitor Center is located at 16062 State Route 104, Chillicothe, Ohio, 45601. If you have any questions or would like more information please call (740) 774-1126 or visit www.nps.gov/hocu. For more information regarding the Great Backyard Bird Count, visit the event’s website at https://gbbc.birdcount.org/