Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Backyard Bird Count

White-crowned Sparrow
The Great Backyard Bird Count started today, February 18, 2011.  This is a great way for everyone to participate in a citizens science project and contribute information from your area.  It is also, for those of the competitive nature to easily become number one in your county or town.  Compiling and submitting data to the GBBC is simple and painless (I Promise) and a great way to start enjoying birding.  You can spend as little as fifteen minutes per day; just observing what is going on around you.  It will not hurt at all and you will actually enjoy it.  You need to go out in the yard on these warm days and pick up all of the limbs and junk, so you can just be a little more observant and record your birds.  Just go to the GBBC website and submit away.  You may learn something and you will enjoy seeing what othere in your area have recorded.  The GBBC observation dates are from Feb.18-Feb. 21.  Try it; you will like it..
American Tree Sparrow
By the way, the American Tree Sparrow has a dot on its chest, Field Sparrows do not.  See, you learned something new already.  Enjoy !!!

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