Discovery Saturdays at Elachee: Great Backyard Bird Count
Date & Time
February 13th, 2021 8:00 AM
The Elachee Visitor Center and Exhibits are open today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for general admission. Remember: NO dogs or pets allowed on campus. Each visitor must wear a facemask when inside the Visitor Center and Live Animial Exhibit, follow CDC social distancing guidelines and follow all posted instructions.
We Love Birds!
TODAY, February 13, 2021 the Discovery Saturdays at Elachee feature scheduled activities and hikes focused on birding! SEE ACTIVITIES BELOW
While visiting the Nature Center, at home or at work you can help collect data on local wild birds for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. This is an online citizen-science project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society that takes place across the United States February 12-15, 2021. Visit www.birdcount.org to learn how to participate and for bird counting instructions.
February 8, 2021 accessWDUN Elachee gears up for the Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird Photography and Art Contests
Elachee Nature Science Center is adding an interactive dimension to the 2021 Great Backyard Bird Count experience by asking local citizen scientists to participate in a birding contest:
Contests submissions accepted by email only (firstname.lastname@example.org) from February 8 through February 14, 2021. These contests will end February 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. and winners will be announced February 15.
Discovery Saturday Activities
Birding Activities Today at the Nature Center
Elachee Teaching Naturalists are planning a variety of birding activities for visitors who want to join in on the citizen scientist action to collect local data for the Great Backyard Bird Count. If raining, activities will take place indoors.
Other Birding-Related Activities with Paid Elachee Admission
Admission: $5 per Adult, $3 per Child (ages 2-12), Elachee Members Free
How to Be a Better Birder
Learn or improve your birding skills from one of Georgia’s best and most entertaining ornithologists. Enjoy watching and learning from Georgann Schmalz with Birding Adventures, Inc. Elachee Nature Science Center is pleased to offer limited-time access to the recorded October 6, 2020 Virtual Science Night Presentation, How to Be a Better Birder, ©2020, Georgann Schmalz, All Rights Reserved.
The replay of this popular community environmental education program is presented by Northside Hospital and Elachee Science Nights event sponsors New Urban Forestry, David Eisner and Adrienne Lloyd.