Laura Erickson Talks Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 6, 2018

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An annual event is coming up in several days across the country called the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

WXPR's Ken Krall turned to our own bird expert, Laura Erickson of "For The Birds", who has studied at the Cornell Lab, to talk about the bird count and how Northwoods residents can join in on a little bit of science and a little bit of fun...

The Bird Count is February 16-19. "For the Birds" is heard Monday-Wednesday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. on WXPR. We have links to Laura's website and also the Great Backyard Bird Count and