This is an exciting weekend in our household! The bird list has been printed, the feeders are filled to the brim, the bird books are on-hand and the binoculars are ready. We are prepared for the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2012! For the next 4 days, we will be keeping track of the birds we see, along with the numbers of each species. How exciting to be a part of science! (The results are sent to the likes of Audubon and Cornell.) I think the results this year will be especially interesting because of the warmer temperatures.
This is our first year participating. I will keep you updated on our progress and experiences. Here is the link if you are interested. There are really helpful things on this website. You can print out a bird list for your area, find activities for kids and even see the prizes you can win for participating!