Feb 18 2018

Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 16 2018 - 7:00am to Feb 19 2018 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 16-19, 2018. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.

See how to get started.

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Parks Associates: 10th Annual Smart Energy Summit - Austin

Feb 18 2018 - 8:00am to Feb 20 2018 - 5:00pm
Omni Downtown
Austin , TX

The Smart Energy Summit agenda examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home.

Confirmed Keynotes:     

Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy

Aaron Berndt, Head of Central Region Energy Partnerships, Nest / Google

Erika Diamond, VP of Utility and Market Services, EnergyHub

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Learn About Birds - Dallas

Feb 18 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Rd
Dallas , TX

Twelve Hills Nature Center and Seed Preschool (along with Matilda, the bus) will present an afternoon of bird-themed activities, a family birding walk, and a visit from some winged creatures. This event coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count and Project FeederWatch. You can observe many species of birds at Twelve Hills Nature Center and we will help you identify them. Free.