|Red Tailed Hawk|
THE Great Back Yard Bird Count (GBBC) Is Back and bigger than ever. It has gone global. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about the Audbone Socity has teemed up with the Corneal Lab of Ornotholgy to do a bird study that is now world wide.
|Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird|
We did our first bird count in 2003 when Alex was 5, sitting on the kitchen counter (my birdfeeder was right outside that window then) eating cheese sandwiches. I thought it was going to be hard counting and entering in the data on-line. But it was easy and so much fun.
Male Eastern Bluebirds
In all the years we have been doing the count I have yet to purchase a field guide. I found I could get far more information than I could afford, by just going to my library and taking home 4 or 5 different field guides, and spend my money on more bird feed.
My Christmas gift to the birdsThis wound up being a great way to have fun, do some nature science and enjoy the lovely winged creatures we share our home with. I know this sounds and looks like an infomertian but there is no way I can earn off something that is free. We just enjoy it so much I have to share this every year.
Click on Owl to go to the GBBC