Events and Programs
Great Backyard Bird Count - Go Birdy at Lewis and Clark
Bring your family, friends, binoculars, and field guide books to Fort Clatsop and participate in the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages all ages of birders in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the planet. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s fun and easy—and it helps the birds. The count, an international event created and sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, lets citizen scientists contribute checklists online at http://gbbc.birdcount.org.
From Friday, February 14 through Monday, February 17, visitors can learn about participating in the count, record bird numbers in the park and make plans to count birds in their own backyards. Binoculars will be available for loan within the park during this event.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Did You Know?
The average American man in the early 1800s was 5'5" or 5'6". Both Clark and Lewis were six feet tall though. Under most circumstances military recruits had to be at least 5'4" to join the army.