WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19: AN ANNUAL BIRD CENSUS
Profile America -- Saturday, February 19th. It turns out that February is literally for the birds. First, this is National Bird Feeding month, with the goal of helping birds through the worst part of the winter by supplementing their natural food, water and shelter. More than 55 million people provide food and water for them on a regular basis, filling bird feeders and scattering seed on the ground. And, from yesterday until Monday, the annual Great Backyard Bird Count is on. During this time, thousands of volunteers across the country will track the number and kinds of birds seen around and near their homes. The results will help researchers monitor which species are endangered. More than 71 million people across the nation enjoy watching birds and other wildlife. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 110, 134
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1255
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau