YOU CAN EVEN GIVE YOURSELF (and all those little kids who do it with you?) a certificate.
Stand up and be counted, or rather, stand up, set those binoculars–or just use your naked eyes if that’s “all” (and that’s a gift, make sure) you’ve got–and take a tally of the birds in your “backyard.” Become a Citizen Scientist. (It’s all the rage; next we can help find planets, mayhap gravitational waves. Who knows.)
Go to BirdCount.org. It’s simple. How can I say this? I participate. And I’m a bit timid around the ether and it’s tools. You’ll be surprised as to how many birds and species you’ve got that have escaped your notice up ’til now.
*Leading The Wide Awake Life