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HAWARDEN—Bird watchers of all ages are invited to a Backyard Bird Bonanza by Sioux County Conservation 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Prairie Woods Nature Center in Oak Grove Park near Hawarden.

Activities will include making suet, stringing garland, participating in other bird-friendly activities and the Great Backyard Bird Count.

Counting birds can help create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participant sightings will be reported at

Snowshoes and binoculars will be available for people that take to the trails, weather permitting.

Hot cocoa will be served.

Preregistration is not required but appreciated at

Listen to KSOU 93.9 FM for weather cancellations.