Join the Audubon Center at Riverlands and National Park Service for the Great Backyard Bird Count from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018, on the Gateway Arch grounds at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Collect scientific data to be used by researchers, see live birds and learn about natural and cultural history.
Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a worldwide citizen science initiative to create a snapshot of birds all across the globe and answer “big picture” questions about what’s happening to bird populations over time. Last year more than 160,000 people participated from more than 130 countries!
This event is free and open to the public. Bird watchers of all ages and skill levels will have the opportunity to contribute meaningful scientific data and help expand scientific understanding of birds in our own backyard! Special programs will also focus on birds and their life cycles, citizen science, bird watching, and one of our greatest natural resources, the Mississippi River.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience several stations located near the Gateway Arch to learn about birds and the natural history of the area. More details coming soon!
This event will be co-hosted by the National Park Service and Audubon Center at Riverlands, in partnership with Gateway Arch Park Foundation, Jefferson National Parks Association and The City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office of Sustainability.