The Great Backyard Bird Count starts on February 13 and lasts through the 16th. This would be loads of fun for you or your family and you only need to watch birds one time for 15 minutes to participate. Then, you log your findings on The Great Backyard Count website. If you live in the United States or Canada then you can participate. You should also check out The Great Backyard Bird Count site for kids. It has games and quizzes for the whole family. Can you identify some common birds by their song?
My family did not participate last year, but we will get out our binoculars this year for sure. Please let me know if you participate and if you find any cool birds!