We do this every year - THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT.
It is easy, fun, educational, competitive between states & provinces- and it is nice to help out. You can even win a prize.
In a nutshell, what you do is go outside sometime, and count the birds in your yard. It takes 15 minutes. Then you enter the birds online into a webform with your name and address.
This helps them get an idea about the migration times of birds, and about the health of the various populations.
Georgia was #8 last year!
So, think about doing it! It really is fun, and it doesn't take long.
Today is the Day! Make Georgia #1 The Great Backyard Bird Count!