Great Backyard Bird Count

Friday, February 16, 2018
Program 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM followed by birdwatching all day

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Program 10:00 AM-11:00 AM followed by birdwatching all day

Monday, February 19, 2018
Program at 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM followed by birdwatching all day

Atlanta Audubon and 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 required by emailing

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

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