Feb 10 2013

Count Birds Next Weekend

Published by at 7:40 am under Books & Events

White-breasted nuthatch (photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

Fill your feeders and get ready!  The Great Backyard Bird Count kicks off this Friday February 15.

For four days — February 15 through February 18 — you can take part in this easy citizen science project from the comfort of your home.  All you need to do is count birds for at least 15 minutes, keep track of the highest number of each species you see, and record your count here.

If you don’t have feeders, you can count birds anywhere.  If you photograph birds, submit your pictures for the GBBC Photo Contest.

Count for hours or for as little as 15 minutes.  Have fun!

Read more here on how to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count.

(photo by Marcy Cunkelman)

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  1. Dotty Hoepneron 10 Feb 2013 at 11:00 am

    Hi Kate,

    Thanks for reminding everyone of my favorite bird count! Wanted to let you know of an app for tallying and submitting your totals through Ebird. It regularly sells for 9.99 but is on sale for just .99 cents through February 18th in time for the GBBC. You can also use it any day of the year to summit totals to Ebird. Here’s the link:

    http://www.birdseyebirding.com/?utm_source=Cornell+Lab+eNews&utm_campaign=df12a7dbeb-GBBC_eNewsletter_7Feb2013&utm_medium=email

  2. Janet Ameson 10 Feb 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Huh… we had the Backyard Winter Bird Survey this weekend by NH Audubon. I’ll have to email them and find out why the different dates.

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