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North American backyard bird count planned

It is time again for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 12th annual event is planned for February 13-16. Tens of thousands of bird watchers are expected to participate in this North American event project sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the national Audubon Society.  See the Jan. 22 edition of the Optic-Herald for more details.