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Feb 21, 2012

Great Backyard Bird Count ~ 18 species

Photo by BarrytheBirder
The 2012 GBBC (Great Backyard Bird Count) is over.   I counted a total of 18 bird species at my feeders, during four 1/2 hour periods, spread across four days, from February 17 to 20.

The species were: Cooper's Hawk   
                                 Mourning Dove
                                 Downey Woodpecker
                                 Hairy Woodpecker
                                 Blue Jay
                                 American Crow
                                 Black-capped Chickadee
                                 Red-breasted Nuthatch
                                 European Starling
                                 Snow Bunting
                                 American Tree Sparrow
                                 Dark-eyed Junco
                                 Northern Cardinal
                                 House Finch
                                 Purple Finch
                                 American Goldfinch
                                 House Sparrow

Last year more than 92,000 checklists were submitted and they contained 596 species and 11.4 million total bird observations. Results for this year will be available after March 5th.   The magnitude of this birdwatching exercise is unprecedented in the history of the world.   To learn more about the GBBC, Google it at Great Backyard Bird Count.
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1 comment:

caminkingston said...

Looks like you did your part, Barry the Birder. Good work.