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Take 15 minutes this weekend for the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Everyone on Bonaire this weekend should take 15 minutes to join in for Bonaire’s Great Backyard Bird Count, taking place from February 16 through 19, 2018.

Here’s more information about the GBBC:

Eyes will soon turn to the sky for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a global bird census initially launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The GBBC will be taking place for the 21st time starting this Friday, giving amateur enthusiasts across the world an opportunity to add their input to the professional study of birds and contribute to the study of bird migration patterns, according to Forbes.

Participating while on Bonaire is easy and fun.

Join in the global efforts to count birds in your backyard during the worldwide Great Backyard Bird Count! Even visitors can take part simply by spending an hour or two in the gardens of their Bonaire accommodations, counting the types of birds seen. Every year, nature lovers around the world count birds in their own garden or at a different location during a weekend in February. In 2017, over 200,000 people participated worldwide!

If you are counting on your own, be sure to note the date, time, and place of your observations. For example, on February 16th, from 3:45 to 4:00 PM, you will write down the name and the amount of each bird you see. The next day you may be on the beach and then you do the same thing you did the previous day. After the count is complete, email your lists with the data (pictures are also welcome) to or you may upload your list yourself on

Join in on an official GBBC event with STINAPA.

The Bonaire Backyard Bird Guide.

Not sure about your birds?  Check out the handy Bonaire Backyard Birding Guide right here on InfoBonaire.

So, what are you waiting for? Get out and about on Bonaire and get counting!

(Source: Great Backyard Bird Count, Cornell Sun, Stinapa) 

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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 

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