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Queens Botanical Garden and Local Residents Eye the Skies in National Bird Count

February 18, 2012

Shari Romar – Queens Botanical Garden
718-886-3800, ext. 213


Flushing, NY – January 31, 2012 – On Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 10:30am, Queens Botanical Garden will welcome local residents to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a census of native birds conducted every year by bird-lovers at sites across the United States and Canada.

Queens Botanical Garden is home to several birds including red-tailed hawks, robins, and pheasants. The counting event on the 18th will be a child- and family-friendly walk through the Garden led by QBG staffer and birding enthusiast Shari Romar. Half nature walk, half scavenger hunt, the bird count is part of a multi-national ecological survey organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. Results for the February 18th event will be added to those submitted from across the continent.

“QBG is the perfect backyard for this annual count,” says Romar. “This is our third year so I’m excited to see what birds we find, and compare our numbers with other locations.”

For more information or to register for the Great Backyard Bird Count, call (718) 886-3800, ext. 213 or email sromar@queensbotanical.org.


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