News Launch Day: January 10, 2020
Contact: Jason Martz, 717-338-4423
Gettysburg Countrywide Armed service Park and the South Mountain Audubon Society invite the public to take part in a totally free guided fowl stroll on February 15 at the Emmanuel Harman farm, a battlefield web page that is the former Gettysburg Nation Club. Park and meet at 9 am by the tennis courts/out of doors pool elaborate at 730 Chambersburg Rd, just west of Gettysburg. Least complicated entry to this parking large amount is from Nation Club Ln. The hike will be about one and a half miles in size in excess of flat terrain. Wildlife professionals will present information and facts and enable with identification of birds wintering in the Gettysburg spot.
Birders of all stages are welcome. Convey binoculars and tutorial publications if you have them. Be well prepared for wintertime ailments and dress appropriately. In circumstance of rain or snow the stroll will be postponed to the subsequent working day, February 16 at the similar time and place.
The Great Yard Chook Depend is a nationwide, free, fun, and effortless celebration that engages chicken watchers of all ages in counting birds to develop a serious-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are requested to count birds for as very little as 15 minutes (or as extended as they want) on one particular or more times of the 4-day occasion and report their sightings on-line at gbbc.birdcount.org. Any individual can get component in the Terrific Yard Bird Count, from commencing fowl watchers to authorities, and you can participate from your backyard, or any place in the entire world.
Details from this function will support scientists gain a much better comprehending of the distribution and abundance of birds. Each checklist submitted in the course of the GBBC helps scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society study extra about how birds are carrying out, and how to defend them and the surroundings we share.
Gettysburg National Military Park preserves, safeguards and interprets for this and potential generations the sources affiliated with the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, throughout the American Civil War, the Soldiers’ Nationwide Cemetery, and their commemorations. Study extra at www.nps.gov/gett.