Friday, January 30, 2009

14 days and counting...

...until the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2009! Starting February 13th and running through the 16th this is a great chance (and excuse) to get out and count some birds. Whether it's in your backyard, a local park or even your favorite Wildlife Refuge, you can count for as little as 15 minutes or as much as you want! Just check out the GBBC's website here and have a look around. Please see below for more information! Thanks and we hope you all are ready to count!


This little Townsend's Warbler wanted me to remind you to check out last year's Great Backyard Bird Count Top-10 lists. Just go here!


This beautiful Male Downy Woodpecker stopped by and told me (between bites of suet) to ask you if you would please participate in this years GBBC? What should I tell him you said?


Oh, the Townsend's Warbler is back and, again, wanted me to remind you that you can look up all the numbers from any state on the GBBC's website. You'll find that here.


Then, the Ruby-Crowned Kinglet swooped in for a bite of suet and to ask me to tell you that you can look up last year's Photo Contest Winners. Just check this out.


(voice of the Townsend's) ...you are getting very sleepy... you are so relaxed... so tired...now, I want you to count for the GBBC on Feb. 13th-16th... remember...you WANT to count... you NEED to count... that's it...so relaxed... now, when I click my bill...you will wake up feeling relaxed and rested...but when the calendar reaches the 13th of February...you will become a counting machine...you will count birds all day long and you will go to the GBBC website and enter your counts.... 'CLICK'

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7 comments:

brewer said...

how do you entice such beautiful birds to your yard?

Seth and Michelle said...

Between feeders (both seed and suet) and feeding stations...61 spots for the birds to eat. LOL. Seriously, though.

Platforms, fly-thoughs (both store-bought and home built), hoppers, towers, suet feeders (with homemade suet), ground feeding stations, nyjer feeders, 3 bird baths and trees, shrubs and flowers of all types.

So to answer your question...not much. haha

linda said...

catching up on my reading and was so glad to see your townsend's. i was blown away last thursday morning when i saw a female townsend's at my suet feeder. i'm still new at this and she was a life bird for me, she was here again friday and saturday but missing from the action today. when i went for seed today i mentioned i had a new bird in my yard and birdseed man said townsend's? imagine that~

Seth and Michelle said...

Linda, very cool! Congrats on a new Life Bird! It's always so exciting to find a new bird, especially in your own yard. Fun stuff!

Mary said...

I love your warblers! I look forward to the GBBC and will be counting, but only have one day to count and then we head to Tucson! Poor timing! Maybe I can count my sister's birds while I am there :-)

Sandy said...

I have never seen a Townsend warbler, nice pics.

North West Birds said...

I'm going to be counting!