The Great Backyard Bird Count

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

The next Great Backyard Bird Count is February 17-20, 2017!

You can find more info HERE and find out how you can participate. 

We bought a new home in December and moved in just a couple weeks before Christmas. We fell in love with the home because of the trees on our lot. We have 8 in the backyard and 2 in the front. The ones in the backyard are HUGE! I'm sure they will be the death of me in the fall, but they are pretty amazing in the summer (from what I've seen in pictures). 

Since moving in, we have spotted so many birds! We decided to start a list. We also picked up some bird seed and made some feeders so we could better study our little visitors.

We used grapefruit rinds as the bowl and some string. That's all you need!

The birds love them! Our trees are busy all morning long. It's been fun to wake up to dozens of little birds in our trees and surprisingly, we have had the feeders out for over a week now and there are still seeds in the bowl!

We found this book at our local Wild Bird store, along with the wild bird seed. You can also find wild bird seed at Costco and pet stores.

If you don't have a grapefruit, you can use an orange peel.

Check out the rest of our activity, water coloring birds, and the bird books we love, over on my homeschool blog HERE.

These are a couple of the birds we have spotted!

Be sure to check out some of our other Birding things to do in Utah here.


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