This Blue Jay ( in image above) doesn’t seem to mind the 50 mph wind gust we have been enduring today.
The 16th annual GBBC event has begun! This event starts Friday,February 15 and ends on Monday, February 18. I hope you will consider joining me by sharing the birds you see in your backyard during this birding event.
The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Share on your favorite social networks useing the #GBBC hashtag : This is an international bird watching event!
Visit the Great Backyard Bird Count website and register for this event.
Share on the map where you watched birds for the Garden Backyard Bird count
After creating an account you will identify where it is you are participating in the bird watching event. This can be in your backyard or at a local park.
Record the number of birds you saw during your birdwatching adventure for the day.
Live link on the checklist form that leads to a complete resource guild of birds in your area.
The links on the bird i.d. check list is awesome! If you have any questions on what you maybe have seen during your bird watching adventure all you have to do is click on the bird to see a complete description. This resource page is an awesome way to be inspired to get out more and view birds! In the photo above is the black-eyed Junco – very cute little bird.
Here are some of the birds I’ve seen in the past few weeks in my Ohio backyard.
If you can not view these birds please click on my Flickr Account to see complete collection.
Everyone is welcome–from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period. They enter these numbers on the GBBC website. – #GBBC Site