February 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Audubon's Rowe Sanctuary
44450 Elm Island Road
Gibbon, NE 68840

Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary will be hosting an opportunity to learn about and assist with the Great Backyard Bird Count on Sunday, February 18th during Visitor Center hours from 8:00am – 5:30pm. Visitors of all ages and birding abilities are invited to come and go as they please. While contributing to the Count, Audubon staff will be available to answer questions about the GBBC and eBird.org, bird watching and identification, and winter bird feeding.  Hot coffee and refreshments will be provided.

The Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary provides a warm and comfortable setting for winter bird watching. On a cold and blustery day, participants in last year’s count saw a variety of winter birds including Bald Eagles and early migrating Sandhill Cranes.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a great way for people of all ages and backgrounds to connect with nature. Participation is free and easy. Bird watchers count the birds they see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their checklists at birdcount.org. All the data contributes to a snapshot of bird distribution and help scientists see changes over the past 20 years. Bird watchers from over 100 countries participated in last year’s count, documenting over 5,900 species—more than half the known bird species in the world– on more than 173,000 bird checklists.