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Great Backyard Bird Count Talk and Walk Set Feb. 13

 Join Jeffrey Mohamed and Leslie Wang for a morning presentation followed with a campus nature walk and bird count.

Great Backyard Bird CountThe LSC-CyFair event will coordinate with the national Great Backyard Bird Count celebration, an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are, which helps scientists get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations.

“With the lake flowing through the college property and our outdoor learning center, our campus and immediate environment has long been a great bird gathering site, for a migratory bald eagle, year-round osprey and birds indigenous to the Katy Prairie,” said LSC-CyFair’s Dean of Math, Science and Engineering Dr. Claire Phillips. “But with the creation of the Towne Lake subdivision and the lake in the Horsepen Creek Park from our Barker Cypress campus, we now have an interconnected waterway system that is attracting different bird species.”

Following the 9 a.m. introductory presentation with Mohamed and Wang in the Center for Academic and Student Affairs, room 110, there will be a 9:45 a.m. walk for field observations and bird count around campus where 176 bird species have been sighted.

For information on the national Great Backyard Bird Count, go to Birdcount.org

For information on LSC-CyFair’s GBBC events, email Leslie.B.Wang@LoneStar.edu or go to LoneStar.edu/cyfair.