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Elachee Great Backyard Bird Count Festivities
February 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm$10.00
From February 18-22, 2022, Elachee invites bird enthusiasts to help identify birds in your local area by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a community program of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society and Birds Canada.
- How You Can Participate in the 2022 Great Backyard Bird Count
- Instructions for Counting Birds
- Elachee Science Night Playbacks:
– Guest Presenter Giff Beaton Wood Warblers of Georgia
– Guest Presenter Corina Newsome Birding 101
- Gardening for Birds
- DIY Bird Feeders
- Teachers and Parents: Download Bird Coloring Sheets
Art and Photo Contests: Closed
Discovery Saturday at Elachee
Presented by Northside Hospital, host sponsor New Urban Forestry and program sponsor Syfan Logistics, Inc.
Great Backyard Bird Count 2022: February 19 Festivities
Early Morning at Chicopee Lake
Adult Birding Hike with Peter Gordon from 8-10 a.m., starting/ending at Chicopee Lake.
Enjoy a guided hike along the Lake Loop (approximately 3 miles) on the Chicopee Woods Hiking Trail system. Ages 14 and older may participate. Minors must be accompanied by an adult also registered for the hike.
PROGRAM FEE: $10 Per Person
Elachee’s Great Backyard Bird Count 2022
Birding Activities taking place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Elachee Nature Science Center.
ADMISSION: $10 Per Person (ages 2 and older), $5 Per Elachee Member
Enjoy participating in birding activities and programs listed below. Admission also includes access to Elachee’s live animal exhibits and Live Animal Showcases. Pre-register or pay at the door.
- Owl Crafts
- Scavenger Hunt
- Birding Lane
- Owl Pellet Dissection
- Live Animal Showcases (11 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Sessions are 45 minutes.
- FREE Stuff!
- Special Guests: Blue Ridge Raptors with Live Birds of Prey, Georgia Audubon
- Exhibitor: Hall County Library System
- Refreshment Vendor: Frozen Frenzee Coffee and Smoothie Truck
Covid-19 Preparedness Policy: For the health of our community and to protect those most vulnerable in our lives, Elachee recommends that all visitors follow CDC guidance with regard to wearing masks.