Bird Watch: Annual 'Great Backyard Bird Count' taking place this weekend globally

Bird Watch: Annual ’Great Backyard Bird Count’ taking place this weekend globally

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LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Call it avian awesomeness. The recent sighting of a rare Snowy Owl in New York's Central Park, the first in more than a century, is generating excitement for an annual birding event you can take part in.

The Great Backyard Bird Count taking place this weekend is an annual birding event for birders to celebrate their passion globally while providing scientists with a snapshot of late winter bird populations. During the 2020 count, bird watchers from over 194 countries reported a record 6,942 species: More than half the world's known bird species.

On CBS 58 Sunday Morning, Michael Schlesinger shared details of the count and how what's observed can impact all of us.

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