February 17, 2011


What birds visit your yard? Take a few minutes to watch them and join in The Great Backyard Bird Count. It starts tomorrow, Friday February 18th, and it lasts for four days,until Monday February 21. It's free, fun and easy and it is quite helpful to the birds. You can spend as little as 15 minutes or as long as you like.
Read how to participate here. You can even print out a bird checklist.
It's a great way to get the children involved, and other adults who are not familiar with birds. 
We take part in the GBBC each year, and it inspires us to keep a running list of our bird visitors the rest of the year, for our own enjoyment.

Why don't you give it a try!

   happy day happy birding!


Unknown said...

Marcia your birds are so beautiful and colorful. We have so many here on the farm, it would be impossible to count, they love to eat the seeds of the palms and we have many hummingbirds.

Luisa said...

Ok maybe I will. This sounds really neat and fun for us all.

Unknown said...

Hi Marcia!
We've seen Chickadees, Cardinals, Blue Jays and House Finches in our backyard at the feeder this winter! We haven't written them down yet but the feeder is right out the kitchen window so we see them off and on all day, along with the squirrels of course! They are fun to watch aren't they?
Think spring!
The Robins are back and we saw Canadian Geese today!

jerilanders said...

We have flocks of Robins scouring our meadow and it is a delight to see. The blue heron that visits our stream is back again, I am so thrilled to see her!
What a lovely place you have here, I feel right at home. It seems we are "sisters in nature".

Favorite Kitty said...

Hi Marcia :) I had sent you an email a few days ago and was wondering if I sent it to the right address.

I also wanted to add that just today I saw robins in our back yard! It looked so weird because we are used to the bluejays, chickadees, nuthatches, and tufted titmouse. They really stuck out and made all of us smile because they must know it will be spring soon!