Friday, February 12th
Classes at 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. – Birdwatching all day
Monday, February 15th
Classes at 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m. – Birdwatching all day

The Dunwoody Nature Center will be offering classes for adults and children to participate in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count.Birding lessons offered at the Nature Center will feature information about species identification, the importance of the bird count, how to do basic bird observation, and how to correctly enter the tally into the Great Backyard Bird Count website. Several computers will be available at the Nature Center so that participants are able to enter their data correctly.

After the introduction, participants are encouraged to use the 22 acres of Dunwoody Park to do their bird count. There are several prime viewing areas throughout the park including the tree house pavilion, education building, gazebo, Wildcat Creek and miles of trails. Participants are welcome to come back to the park throughout the weekend to continue their bird count or may take the information learned from the class home with them to continue their count at home.

As part of the Nature Center’s mission to educate children, families, and adults of all ages about the natural world and our place in it, this event will be FREE and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.

For more information on this nationwide birding initiative, please go to

Some of the species from last year’s Bird Count: