Birds in the City: Know the Birds in your Backyard


July 15, 2017 - July 16, 2017 - 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

Haribon invites YOU to join Birds in the City,an urban bird watch on July 15 and 16, 2017. This campaign aims to raise awareness on urban birds and their plight. Spot, identify and count these bird species in an urban location of your choice. Take part in this nationwide count in four easy steps: 1.    Choose a place. This can be your backyard, local park, school or outside your office. Make sure it is a spot that you can easily return to for the next urban bird watch. 2.    Choose the date and time. Identify and count birds either on July 15 (6-9 am), July 15 (4-6 pm), July 16 (6-9 am) or July 16 (4-6 pm) 3.    Watch for 30 minutes. But only the perched, and not flying birds. Use our bird list at http://bit.ly/birdsinthecity to help you identify bird species. IMPORTANT:Choose the highest number of perched birds per species to avoid double-counting. For example, if 5 maya birds perched and left during the first few minutes, and another 3 maya birds perched again, the final count is five. Bonus: Take photos of the birds you spotted, your list or of you and your friends counting birds. Tag us at @goharibon using hashtag #birdsinthecity. Visit Haribon's official Facebook page @goharibon for the complete campaign mechanics and information about urban birds.