Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Great Backyard Bird Count, 2011

bluebird overwintering (photo by jhy)


The 2011 GBBC will take place Friday, February 18, through Monday, February 21.

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

As a participant you can count birds anywhere for as little or as long as they wish during the four-day period. You can tally the highest number of birds of each species seen together at any one time. To report the counts, fill out an online checklist

Make sure the birds from your community are well represented in the count. It doesn't matter whether you report the 5 species coming to your backyard feeder or the 75 species you see during a day's outing to a wildlife refuge.

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Out on the prairie said...

At Christmas count our top species was Canadian Goose. Aren't they suppose to go south, or for them this is south. I have fun with this every year, it is fun to see all the counters dots come up on the map.

Emma Springfield said...

A marvelous activity. I will not be home this year but perhaps I can take part next year.

Ferd said...

We will be counting! :-)

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