Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Great Backyard Bird Count begins (2014 Feb 14-17)

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    dsp
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    Just wanted to make sure that everyone who is interested knows that Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Great Backyard Bird Count began this morning.  It will be held Feb 14 – 17 this year.  Info is at http://gbbc.birdcount.org/.

     


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    CatsBirds
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    I have my first day all done… ready to enter… I love doing this and then seeing how many birds and how many different birds get recorded…


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    dena1123
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    Wasnt able to do today but definitely,  Sat and Sun.  One thing I did notice, they have a phone/tablet app that I downloaded and had all kinds of problems with it so, I am sticking with the internet site and not the app….


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    dsp
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    That’s great that you had your first day all done, CatsBirds!  I spent more time than I should have watching the birds today …but the GBBC is special!  I plan to do at least one bird watch Sat and Sun as well.

    I do an eBird report every day throughout the year, with photos and comments …and then copy/paste it into my blog as a daily birding journal.  It gives me a nice record of the year and of how much the birds’ plumage changes through the year.

    Dena, thanks for the heads-up!  I had noticed their app and wondered if it was worth downloading.  I have so many apps that I need to weed some out rather than keeping on adding more and more!


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    steve232__nc
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    Good that you reminded us dsp. I haven’t ever had a good chance to do the bird count but if I live long enough to one day retire and hopefully have  a little free time then I will take part in it.


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    Paleface
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    It is kinda sad that not many birders here participate in this great birding event. You can count in segments of 15 minutes. This data really helps Cornell in their bird studies. What would we do if we had no birds….to cheer us up? 

     

    I had to work my usual 10 hrs yesterday. But got to do a decent count today. Added 3 new birds compared to my previous counts (4 years). Will do another count tomorrow but not on Monday….back to work. 

     

    Thanks dsp for the post.  Steve….If I can work and count….so can you! :)


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    Junior Barnes
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    I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t seen this reminder! I have every day so far. Added the horned lark to my life list today (actually I have seen them by the roadside every year but never got out the binoculars to identify them until now).


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