SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Rutgers Master Gardeners of Middlesex County invite you to take part in the “Great Backyard Bird Count.” 

This free event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14 at Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, located at 42 Riva Ave., South Brunswick, NJ (rain date Sunday, Feb. 15).

Beginning birders and experts are encouraged to attend. The start time is not formal. Rather, the Master Gardeners encourage people to use the park’s nearly 400 acres of wooded trails and fields for their count. Davidson Mill Pond Park has recorded 100 bird species to date.

The event will be held simultaneously with the Audubon Society and Cornell University Lab’s “Great Backyard Bird Count.” Bring your own binoculars and field guides and dress appropriately for outdoor hiking. A tour guide can be provided, or you can strike off on your own. Contact the organizer if you are interested in attending by e-mailing evans@aesop.rutgers.edu.

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Master Gardeners will offer hot coffee for participants from noon to 2:30 p.m. within the park at the EARTH Center, home to Middlesex County’s Extension office.

For more detailed information visit: Backyard Bird Count

Rutgers Cooperative Extension offices throughout New Jersey are cooperatively funded by: the County Board of Chosen Freeholders, Rutgers University- New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.