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Published February 17, 2012, 05:29 PM

Metro students participate in Great Backyard Bird Count

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - People in the F-M area are getting outdoors to bird watch. Audubon Dakota and the Red River Zoo partnered up once again to take part in the largest citizen science project in the nation.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

People in the F-M area are getting outdoors to bird watch. Audubon Dakota and the Red River Zoo partnered up once again to take part in the largest citizen science project in the nation.

This year a group of students joined in on the Great Backyard Bird Count. They walked outside, and looked at birds from inside while taking notes on the birds species and the amount of birds they saw.

After gathering data they got to put their information into a database that will be used by bird specialists across the nation.

Evan James – Audubon Volunteer: “Ever the course of the next three days probably 140,000 people are going to log onto the website and upload their data and it gives scientist and ornithologist all over the country a chance to see what birds are where at what time of the year.”

Audubon officials want to continue the watch each year.

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