Scientists can’t be everywhere; that’s why they need our help. The Great Backyard Bird Count is this Friday-Monday, February 13-16, and participation is fun, free and easy for all ages. You’ll be part of a global effort that will help scientists understand migration patterns, year-to-year changes and long-term trends of bird populations everywhere. Just 15 minutes of counting, in your backyard, at a park, by your kids’ school—anywhere—is enough. Then submit your observations online or on the BirdLog GBBC mobile app. You can get the kids started with games, a bird song identifier and other fun stuff to pique their interest.