Help track bird species and their numbers by noting what you see at your bird feeder on Feb. 2 and 3.
Last year's warm and largely snow-less winter resulted in far fewer birds being seen at feeders during Mass Audubon's winter bird count. This year's count is Feb. 2-3. Anyone is welcome to take part. Record one count for each species seen then submit your results to Mass Audubon. Participants’ names will be entered in a drawing to win several prizes. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, Feb. 28. Information on how to participate and submit reports can be found at www.massaudubon.org/focus. Last year, nearly 100 species were reported in 292 communities statewide, thanks to more than 850 observers, according to Mass Audubon. Here are some highlights from the 2012 Count