Some of you may have heard of the Great Backyard Bird Count, well it’s coming upon us quickly! The official count days are February 13th – 16th. All you have to do to participate is pick a favorite spot, count birds for at least 15 minutes, but you can count much longer, then enter your data on the website. This project is a tremendous help to scientists across the country who study birds. There is no way they could get such a huge snapshot of bird populations and trends with out you and I, the average backyard birder, to help. This big effort is a joint project of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. The sponsors of this project are:
Natural Resources Conservation Service
National Science Foundation
Also, join me on Saturday, February 14th from 9:00 a.m to noon for the Lake Loveland Great Backyard Bird Count. You’ll find me near the swim beach. Stop by for a few minutes or the whole 3 hours. I’ll have my scope set up and be watching and counting birds.
I have recently discovered a most excellent program, Birdwatch Radio hosted by Steve Moore.
This is a series audio podcasts that discusses everything bird and bird watching. An interesting and informative program where Steve interviews many interesting people in the bird industry and discusses all kinds of products. My apologies to Steve for not knowing about this earlier! I encourage you to visit his website and download and listen to every one, they are fantastic. Great job, Steve!