While your family is counting birds, keep an eye out for these common feathered friends.
Source: Fernbank Science Center
Chattahoochee Nature Center
Feb. 13-16. Fri., Sat., Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Kids of all ages can stop by the Nature Exchange to learn how to participate in the program, then children can make a backyard bird feeder. Reservation required. 9135 Willeo Rd., Roswell. 770-992-2055. Adults, $10; ages 3-12, $6; ages 2 and younger, free. chattnaturecenter.org
Dunwoody Nature Center
Feb. 14. 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and Feb. 16.
10 a.m. and noon.
Birding lessons for adults and children will cover species identification, observation and how to enter the tally on the birdcount website. Reservations required. 5343 Roberts Dr., Dunwoody. 770-394-3322. Free. dunwoodynature.org.
Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center
Feb. 14, 15 and 16. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Learn about birds through crafts and activities inside the center, then take a hike and count birds. Register for Birding 101,1 p.m. and Birding 102, 2 p.m. for ages 8 and older. 2020 Clean Water Dr., Buford. 770-904-3500. Adults, $10.50; ages 3-12, $6.50; ages 2 and younger, free. gwinnettehc.org.
Feb. 14. 10 a.m.-noon.
Bring your binoculars and identify all kinds of birds in the garden. Enjoy a birdhouse picture scavenger hunt. Reservation required. 2382 Pine Mountain Rd, Kennesaw. 770-919-0248. Adults, $7; ages 6-12, $5; ages 5 and younger, free. smithgilbertgardens.com.
The Blue Heron Nature Preserve
Feb.14. 8:30 a.m.
Join Atlanta Audubon Society to
celebrate and enjoy a guided bird walk. Binoculars available to borrow and take-home posters, coloring pages for kids and more.
4055 Roswell Rd., Atlanta. 678-972-2437. Free.atlantaaudubon.org
– Hayley Markowitz