Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Smith-Gilbert Gardens
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Included with admission
Anna Bell King

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Participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) on Saturday, February 17th! Held every year in February, the GBBC contributes data that provides a snapshot of bird distribution and helps scientists observe changes over the past two decades.

While the GBBC is held over the course of an entire weekend (Feb 16-20), Smith-Gilbert Gardens will host and submit a count on Saturday from 9AM-3PM. Bird-watching tours will be held throughout the morning and backyard birding experts from Bird Watcher Supply Co. will be on hand to answer all your birding questions. Children will enjoy scavenger hunts and bird-themed crafts.

Activities include: 

  • Guided bird walks every hour.
  • Story time at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
  • “Vanishing Treasures: Georgia’s Declining Birds” presented by Roseanne Guerra of the Atlanta Audubon Society, at 1:30 p.m.
  • Children’s bird crafts and scavenger hunt throughout the day.
  • Up your backyard habitat game. Learn about feeders, nest boxes and other tips and tricks to bring more birds to your backyard from “Hummingbird Whisperer,” Julia Elliot of Birdwatcher Supply.
  • Explore the pathways and gardens on your own, and discover why Smith-Gilbert Gardens is a hot spot for birds and birders.
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Garden Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday & Monday Closed

Guided Tours
11:00 am, Fridays and Saturdays
Purchase guided tour tickets here »

*Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the garden premises, with the exception of service animals. *

2018 Holiday Hours

  • Thanksgiving
    11/22-11/23 - CLOSED  
    11/24 - Open regular hours
  • Christmas
    12/22; 12/25; 1/1-CLOSED
  • Admission

    Adults $7
    Seniors (age 60+)
    KSU Student
    Children, ages 6-12
    (with family)
    Children, ages 5 and younger
    (with family)
    SGG Members Free
    Group Tours Book a Tour

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    Kennesaw, Georgia 30152

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