The Village of Montgomery and the National Audubon Society, along with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, want help counting birds in February.
Officials are asking residents to participate in the 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count. Small groups will record sighting of eagles, hawks, egrets and other types of birds along the Fox River.
Families and those interested in bird counting are invited to gather at the Montgomery Village Hall at 9 a.m. on Feb. 15.
Those who come are asked to bring binoculars, scopes and cameras. They also should dress warmly and check the weather forecast before coming out.
Volunteers will be on hand to help with identifying male, female and young eagles, along with several kinds of hawks.
Once counting is completed, hot chocolate will be given out at Village Hall and the data will be collected. The event is expected to last until around 10:30 a.m.
Do you have some knowledge of different types of birds? You can volunteer to help the small groups identify species.
For more information, contact John Aman at 630-974-8222.