Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Join the 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count!

So here's a cool thing I just stumbled upon.  According to http://gbbc.birdcount.org/about/

"Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds."

And anyone can participate! Here's the scoop...

The Great Backyard Bird Count
February 17-20, 2017

For at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 17-20, 2017, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. You can count from any location, anywhere in the world, for as long as you wish! Then submit your info to eBird.

Click here for more info on how to get started.

I'll post here what I count from Feb 17-20.  All winter we've been seeing lots of titmouse, black-capped chickadee, various woodpeckers and all sorts of other cool birds!