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Great Backyard Bird Count 2024 at Lyre Conservation Area

February 17 at 9:00 am 11:00 am

Join the North Olympic Land Trust community for a weekend of birding at the Lyre Conservation Area in honor of the 2024 Great Backyard Bird Count! Each February, for four days the world comes together to admire birds during the Great Backyard Bird Count. Participants spend time in their favorite places observing and counting as many birds as they can find and report their findings. This helps scientists better understand global bird populations. We hope you’ll join us this year!

Bird lovers of all ages and all skill levels are encouraged to join. Experienced birders will be onsite to help with bird identification.

We will gather on Saturday, February 17 at 9 am at the parking area and head off towards the beach together. After enjoying some birding, participants are welcome to explore the conservation area on your own.

Please bring binoculars or spotting scopes if you have them, a small number of binoculars will be available to borrow. Please wear comfortable walking shoes, and bring snacks and drinking water. A port-a-potty is available near the beach.

The main trail is mostly flat, wide, and gravel. It’s about 2 miles to the beach and back with 250 feet of elevation gain. 0.7 miles of other trails meander through the forest.

Registration is not required, but recommended to let us know how many participants to expect.

Questions? Pease contact Lexi at lexi@northolympiclandtrust.org or (360) 417-1815 ext. 2.

Interested in learning more about the Great Backyard Bird Count or how to use e-Bird to track your observations? We recommend you attend “Bird Nesting and the Great Backyard Bird Count” presented by Bob Boekelheide & Ken Wiersema on Saturday, February 3 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the Dungeness River Nature Center. Learn more.