The Great Backyard Bird Count was February 16 - February 19. I took part all four days, although I would have liked to have been able to get to more locations. But we do what we can, right? The drought is obvious along the chat trail...Show More Summary
This weekend is a big one for me—it’s the Sax-Zim Birding Festival centered in Meadowlands, and I get to be the keynote speaker: I'll be talking about how birds survive winter.This also means I get to spend the weekend with my good friends Chuck and Gail Prudhomme, who live on the Little Whiteface River. Show More Summary
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is coming up this week. I hope you are planning to take part sometime between Friday, 16 February and Monday, 19 February.Thousands of people submit checklists of birds they see in their yards or other places around town during this 4-day event. Show More Summary
Last week concluded this year's Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) event. I was happy to once again be able to schedule work around participating in this event, so I got to bird four days in a row! Life doesn't get much better than that.I have finished filing all of the GBBC checklists into eBird, so I can finally report to all of you how it went. Show More Summary
This treasured American pastime has opened a climatic can of worms.
There is no doubt in my mind that the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is the most impressive citizen...
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was Feb 12 - 15. I have finished updating my checklists, so thought I would give you a summary of four great mornings of birding. Four days worth of birding makes for a long post, but some good birds.I am not going to provide the number of each species as those are in the eBird checklists I turned in. Show More Summary
The annual event invites bird watchers of all levels to count the birds in their backyard, and submit the data to researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society.
In my last post, I mentioned I did not know if the Rolling Plains Chapter Texas Master Naturalist were planning their usual public Great Backyard Bird Count. The answer is, yes, they are.For those who may want to hone their skills in...Show More Summary
One of my favorite events of each winter is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), held mid February of each year. The GBBC is a joint effort of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society. It is a global event, with people in many countries sending information on the birds they see during their backyard count. Show More Summary
The North Texas Bird and Wildlife Club meets tonight, February 17, at 7 PM at 5310 Southwest Parkway (The NALC building next to Wichita Valley nursery.)The group will certainly review the results of the Great Backyard Bird Count and discuss interesting sightings by the members. Guests are always welcome.Good birding!
The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was February 13 - February 16. I was traveling on the 13th, so didn't have the opportunity to bird that day(airports don't try to attract birds.) However, I did take part in two group counts on Saturday...Show More Summary
A weekend in which we observe both Valentine’s Day and the Great Backyard Bird Count is one most of us...
The annual Great Backyard Bird Count is February 13 - February 16. This is a great opportunity for new birdwatchers to learn more about the birds and is also an excellent way to introduce young people to birdwatching in a painless way.Participation can be for as little as 15 minutes. Show More Summary
Now that the Great Backyard Bird Count is over, the time has come to dream of birds beyond the boundaries...
Texas Master Naturalist and friends enjoying the GBBC at LakeArrowhead State Park. I had a pretty good Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC.) Whenever possible, I try to do a little birdwatching all four days. It doesn't always work out,Show More Summary
Be honest. Which winter sporting event captured your attention more this weekend: The Olympics or the Great Backyard Bird Count?...
Beautiful American Goldfinch from 2013 GBBCPhoto by Pamela Wertz It is time to prepare for the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 14 - 17, 2014. This is a great opportunity to visit all of those nearby places we overlook...Show More Summary
Bird watchers from 101 countries made history in the first global Great Backyard Bird Count, Feb. 15 to 18. In the largest worldwide bird count ever, bird watchers set new records, counting more than 25 million birds on 116,000 checklists in four days -- and recording 3,138 species, nearly one-third of the world's total bird species.
Science is often at its most accessible when it can be accomplished in the backyard, which is why the Great Backyard Bird Count is one of the coolest events throughout the year. Yesterday, the Great Backyard Bird Count kicked off its 16th annual event and if you want to participate, it may be easier than you would think.