Quincy Elementary fifth-grader Marleigh Wills uses binoculars to view Canada Geese. Photo submitted

Plumas birds attract audience

Each February, fifth-graders throughout PUSD head outside to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count, a yearly citizen science event that tracks a week of bird counts worldwide.

Birds are fifth-graders’ science focus, so students were excited to take their studies into nature to identify and count birds first-hand. The counts are added to an online tally, which allows researchers to track growth or reduction in bird populations.