This weekend, February 12 through 15th is a great opportunity to find out what citizen science is all about. The 19th annual worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count starts this Friday. You can participate in any or all of the four days for as little as 15 minutes. It is open to birders (everyone is a birder - some don't know it yet) of all skill levels.
The GBBC is a project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon and Bird Studies Canada. This year's odd weather patterns may produce some interesting results!