Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Great Backyard Bird Count!!

I am frightfully behind! The Great Backyard Bird count is this weekend! Last year we had terrible luck. We had very few birds. To stave off disappointment (mine more than anyone else's!) this year, there has been no build up. I have also made plans to head to grandpa's house in the country to watch some birds, too. Grandpa has bird feeders, and lots of feeder birds. The likelihood of seeing something there is far greater! I am frantically trying to get things ready--binoculars located, bird books found, checklists printed, etc. We'll be ready tomorrow to start the four days!

Participation is so easy! Pick a spot and watch for at least 15 minutes. Then fill out a form, and submit your results. The results are fun to explore, too. Go, take a look! I'll let you know how our count turns out.


jugglingpaynes said...

We're planning to participate too. We tend to get more birds early in the morning or an hour before sunset. Don't forget a camera along with your other supplies! I've had great luck identifying new birds by taking a picture them. That way, you can take your time flipping through your bird book to properly id it. ;o)

Peace and Laughter!

schmobes said...

YES! A camera! I am still trying to find the binoculars....

And thanks for sharing the times you see birds. Today it will be afternoon before we get to look. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be able to start first thing in the morning!