Birders throughout Skagit County are making time to check out their backyards this weekend for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count.

The Great Backyard Bird Count, a global citizen science project launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, asks birdwatchers to look outside for a period of 15 minutes, identifying all the birds they hear or see.

— Reporter Emma Fletcher-Frazer:, 360-416-2199, Twitter: @Emma_SVH

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