The annual Great Backyard Bird Count will be held Feb. 16 – 19.

It’s time to count birds this weekend

Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held from Friday, Feb 16 to Monday, Feb 19

Editor, The Times:

It is time for another Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), which will be held from Friday, Feb 16 to Monday, Feb 19.

The GBBC recommends counting for 15 minutes.

READ MORE: Backyard bird count strives for top spot (Feb. 3, 2012)

Submitting the birds you know makes the event open to all abilities for identifying birds. All submissions are valuable whether that is one checklist for one location or several checklists for several locations.

Participate one day or up to four days. Have your camera handy to enter the photo contest.

Further details are at Cornell University’s website birdcount.org or phone (250) 674-2518.

Clearwater Library has an abbreviated checklist for the area, which can be returned there for submission. It is fairly easy to submit online or phone the number mentioned above.

So, how about getting out, or relaxing inside, and counting some birds?

Clearwater GBBC committee

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