The easiest birding event to participate in happens this weekend, February 13-16. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an event sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. All you have to do to participate is watch for birds in your yard (or anywhere for that matter) for at least 15 minutes on one or more days this weekend then enter your data on their website or via the BirdLog App. Check out their website for full details.
Not an expert? No problem! Bird-watchers of any experience level are encouraged to participate. The GBBC website provides resources for identifying birds, including some of the trickier, easy to mis-identify species. You could also use the Merlin Bird ID App.
If you don't have time this weekend, but are itching to watch bird for science, check out our list of annual citizen science efforts in the state.