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Backyard birders can help conduct census

10:49 PM, Feb. 15, 2013
Great Backyard Bird Count
Great Backyard Bird Count: Wildlife Sanctuary director Mike Reed talks about the importance of bird counts and how the Great Backyard Bird Count, being held this weekend across the U.S. and Canada, allows amateur bird watchers to help add to the scientific body of knowledge of
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The appearance of a Carolina wren at one of the suet feeders was a cause for minor celebration Friday at the Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary in Green Bay.

It's not a species often seen this time of year in these latitudes and so marked a good beginning locally for the four-day Great Backyard Bird Count this weekend. The count, which takes place nationwide and in Canada, offers backyard birders a chance to add to the scientific body of knowledge about bird populations, shifting migration patterns and habitat changes, sanctuary director Mike Reed said.

"When I first saw it at the suet feeder, I ...

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