Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Youth Birding Competition

What kid doesn’t love a treasure hunt?

In this case, the "hunt" is a challenge to see who can find the most bird species. March 31st is the deadline to register for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Third Annual Youth Birding Competition, open to children in grades K-12.

The event takes place during a 24-hour period beginning at 5 p.m. May 2. Teams can search for birds anywhere in Georgia, but they must be at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center in Mansfield by 5 p.m. May 3 for the awards banquet.

Each team must consist of at least two children. Their adult chaperones are not allowed to help them locate or identify the birds. Registration forms, rules and instructions about the contest are available at this website.

The First Annual Youth Birding Competition was featured in tonight's Georgia Outdoors episode. Watch it at 7:30 PM on GPB-TV or online at anytime.

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