Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Great Backyard Bird Count

Bird watchers across the U.S. and Canada are getting ready to tally millions of birds in the annual count coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada. Participants count birds at any location they wish for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, then enter their tallies at Anyone can participate in the free event, and no registration is required.--GBBC website

The Great Backyard Bird Count begins on Friday & runs through Monday, 20 February. Do it! (Giulia does a bird count every day, ahem. But her editor is seriously thinking of participating officially. We'll see how we feel on Friday.) Update - We counted 8 species at a friend's house on Saturday, 18th Feb. It was fun; keep your eyes open for next year's count.

ciao-chirp-meow//GG Bird Central

(photograph by Nastya Jour)