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15th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count
Be Part Of Something Big!
Each year, tens of thousands of people throughout the U.S. and Canada take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). Participants count in their backyards, out their ofﬁce windows, at local parks and nature centers, and absolutely anywhere else! You can spend as little as 15 minutes counting birds, or even make a whole weekend of it.
The Fanwood Environmental Commission invites you this Presidents’ Day Weekend (Feb 17-20, 2012) to discover and help the birds in our community. It’s fun, family-friendly, and educational. It is free and open to all ages and skill levels! People of all ages and all levels of bird-watching experience are welcome. The GBBC is a great way to learn more about the birds in your community and connect with nature, and is perfect for ﬂedgling birders. You can count by yourself, with your family, community group, school, or friends! It’s an ideal way for more experienced birders to introduce children, grandchildren, and others to the wonderful world of birds. Count birds at any location you wish for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their tallies at www.birdcount.org. You can explore which species have been seen in our community, state, or province using maps and charts on the GBBC website. Make the birds in your neighborhood count! Join in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count at the Fanwood Nature Center, which boasts eight acres of unspoiled land, is located on Cray Terrace in Fanwood, off Terrill Road, and has been home to many types of birds including cardinals, woodpeckers, finches and scarlet tanagers.
More About Fanwood Nature Center
This eight acre lush green site in the heart of Fanwood is bordered by PSE&G utility lines on the west, and by private homes and Terrill Bible Chapel on the other sides. The Nature Center is managed by Fanwood Environmental Commission and Dean Talcott is the caretaker. The entrance to the nature center is from Cray Terrace.