Friday, February 13, 2009

Great Backyard Bird Count

It's not too late--the GBBC begins today. Here are some pertinent links (and I'll probably keep adding to them over the course of the weekend):

The official Great Backyard Bird Count website
The GBBC blog
Round Robin, the blog of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The GBBC Twitter group
All About Birds, an online bird guide from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Coloring pages of four common birds
A page of links to more coloring pages, including one to a pdf of a free coloring book from Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 13–16, 2009. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day. You can also submit more than one checklist per day if you count in other locations on that day.
More instructions can be found here, on the "How to Participate" page. To get a printable tally sheet of common birds in your region (with the option to add in rare birds, as well), try here.

Now I'm wishing I'd bumped the new camera purchase up the priority list, but plumbing leapt in there and took over the list for a while, anyway. I hope to post some photos, but we'll have to see if ye old camera is up to it. Happy birding!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Thanks for this! My dad photographs birds and I have a poetry compilation of birds!