Oxbow Meadows offers free bird count training in Columbus

If you are interested in taking part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, free training is available 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Environmental Learning Center at Oxbow Meadows.

The center at 3535 S. Lumpkin Road in Columbus will become one of several sites across the United States and Canada for the count, Feb. 14-16, as bird watchers of all ages take part in the annual event for counting birds.

For more information, call 706-687-4090 or go to http://oxbow.colstate.edu.