Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GBBC Wrap-up

This past weekend's Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was a fun-filled 4 day event over the President's Day weekend.  The staff here at the sanctuary took time on each of the 4 days to count birds visiting our feeding station behind the museum.  This is always a great time thanks to the beautiful view, the numerous birds, and the hot coffee and snacks we enjoy while counting our feathered friends.
A thank you goes out to all of those who stopped by the museum this weekend to count with us as well.  We hope you enjoyed the GBBC as much as we did.  For anyone who is interested, here is a summary of the 19 species observed and the highest number observed during the GBBC count period:

Wild Turkey -2
Mourning Dove -2
Pileated Woodpecker -1
Red-bellied Woodpecker -1
Hairy Woodpecker -1
Downy Woodpecker -2
Blue Jay -7
Black-capped Chickadee -3
Tufted Titmouse -7
White-breasted Nuthatch -3
Red-breasted Nuthatch -2
Carolina Wren -1
Northern Cardinal -3
Purple Finch -3
House Finch -4
American Goldfinch -4
Dark-eyed Junco -32
White-throated Sparrow -9
Song Sparrow -2

Though the GBBC is over, anyone can continue to count birds visiting their yard or birdfeeders and submit them online via Ebird.  Click the Ebird logo on the menu bar down the right side of this page and submit bird sightings from anywhere at anytime.

-Adam Zorn, Naturalist

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