Great Backyard Bird Count Planned For Feb. 16

SOUTH BRUNSWICK — Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite you to take part in the “Great Backyard Bird Count” on Saturday, Feb. 16, in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, 42 Riva Avenue, South Brunswick. Master Gardeners will offer hot coffee for bird counters from noon to 2:30 p.m. within the park at the EARTH Center, home to Middlesex County’s Extension office.

The event will be held simultaneously with the Audubon Society and Cornell University Labs “Great Backyard Birdcount.” Bring your own binoculars and field guides and dress for the appropriately for outdoor hiking. Let the organizer know you are interested in attending by e-mailing

Beginning birders and experts are encouraged to attend. The start time is not formal; rather, the Master Gardeners encourage people to use the park of over 300 acres (including wooded trails and open fields), for their count and will host guests by providing coffee and light snacks during the listed time.

The more people who participate, the more scientists will know about bird populations growth or decline over time due to habitat loss, disease, or other factors. For more detailed information, visit

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