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Friday, February 17, 2012

Starts Today: Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)

     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! 

Happy Birding,