Monday, February 11, 2008

Great backyard Bird Count!!!


It's almost time for the National Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! Get you pen and paper ready folks. This February 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th is the GBBC and anyone, and I mean anyone, can do it! You don't have to be a member of Project FeederWatch, the Audubon Society or anyone else (although, being a member of those organizations has a lot of benefits!). There are no fees and the only thing we ask is that you devote (at least) 15 minutes over the 4 day period to counting birds. If you want to spend 15 minutes on one of those days, great! If you would like to spend 15 minutes each day, terrific! You want to spend 40 hours over the four days, I will come and wash your car!! You can spend as much or as little time as you want. Just write down (or keep a mental note) of what species you saw and how many you saw. It's that easy!

After you record the species/number, just go to http://gbbc.birdsource.org/gbbcApps/input anytime after Feb 15th and enter the birds you saw.

If you are like me, you have tons of questions. You can go here for the how-to guide http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/faqs-1/how-to-questions/ or you can stop by here for more general questions http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/faqs-1/how-to-questions/

Even if you don't think you have the time (or inclination) to count birds and then go to the GBBC website and enter the info, please email us (nepobirds@yahoo.com) what birds you saw (between Feb15th-18th) and how many and we will enter them on your behaf. Just let us know what area you are from and we will do the rest!

As always, the more information gathered, the better. So please, take a few minutes and count some birds where you are. Your backyard, the park, the coast or wherever you find yourself. Thanks and good birding!!

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1 comment:

Sandy said...

Well...okay!! I'll try to get 'er done!
sandy