Join us at the National Arboretum as we participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a fun, family-friendly citizen science project. Bring your friends, family, and anyone else you want to share the joy of watching birds with! We hope to see raptors, woodpeckers, and year-round residents of the park like Carolina Chickadees and Tufted Titmice. If we are lucky, we may even see a Purple Finch or a Yellow-rumped Warbler. And of course, we will be keeping our eyes out for "Mr. President" and "First Lady," the nesting pair of Bald Eagles at the National Arboretum.
Meet at the main parking lot by the R Street entrance and we'll explore the grasslands by the Capitol Columns and scour the surrounding forests for winter birds. Start time is 10 am.
As always, please be mindful of weather conditions, dress and hydrate appropriately, and use caution when traveling to new or unfamiliar birding locations.
Photo: 'Mr. President’ and ‘First Lady' are a pair of mated Bald Eagles living at the U.S. National Arboretum. Credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture.
When: Saturday, Feb. 17
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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