Walking and Watching at CFC’s Great Backyard Bird Count

Citizens for Conservation , The Talk in 60010
January 15, 2016

Citizens for Conservation’s Youth Education Committee will participate in the 2016 Great Backyard Bird Count, Saturday, February 13, from 1-3 p.m.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an international annual event that connects bird watchers of all ages to count birds, creating a real-time snapshot of where birds are all across the world.

The group will meet at CFC’s office, 459 W. Highway 22, Lake Barrington, and will carpool to a nearby Habitat Corridors home which has a conservation easement. Participants will discuss how to identify birds and will learn about the history of the bird count. They’ll also hike a trail to count birds, observe birds at feeders, and then head indoors to compile their data and make feeders to help birds throughout the winter. Each child will receive a copy of Audubon Adventures magazine, provided by Prairie Woods Audubon.

The class is open to children ages 4 and older. Parents are welcome to attend. CFC members are free; nonmembers pay $5 for the first child and $1 for each additional child.

Class size is limited to 30 children, so register early. Registration forms are available at by clicking here or call 847-382-SAVE (7283) for more information.

Bring binoculars if you have them, wear warm and comfortable foot gear, and dress for the weather.