Great Backyard Bird Count 2009 (GBBC)

Above: Stellar Jay 2009 Photo by Catherine Doyle of Oregon who is participating in the GBBC.

Today starts the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) which runs through Monday the 16th.

It might be a challenge for local residents because of the current snow storm…but I filled my feeder to see who might turn up.

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society host the GBBC event and in 2008 took in more than 85,700 bird checklists which is a vast increase compared to the 11,700 collected in the first year of the GBBC back in 1989.

There are other great reasons for participating, in addition to the information gathered for science about the distribution of birds at this time of year.

For instance, each participant is eligible to win great prizes donated by Audubon, the Lab, Wild Birds Unlimited, and Droll Yankees.

Plus you can explore sightings being reported from your state, province, or all over the continent as they come in.

Learn how to participate: Great Backyard Bird Count

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