Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Are you ready?

It’s that time again! Gather up your spotting equipment and be ready. For what you say? The Birds!

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is an annual event. This year the dates are February 12th-15th. Everyone is invited to count birds anywhere (your backyard, a local park or just out in countryside) for as little or as long as you wish during the four-day period. GBBC does ask for at least a 15 minute time spam. Be sure to tally the highest number of birds of each species seen together at any one time. To report your counts just go online and submit your sightings at the Great Backyard Bird Count website. That’s it, simple and so enjoyable for the whole family.

Be sure to include the children, at the GBBC website there is a Special Page Just for the Children.

Be sure to check out the fabulous photo album and previous GBBC photo contests winners.

I just went into my Outlook Calendar and added reminders, won’t you do the same? Mark the dates on your calendar and have a terrific time counting. I look forward to seeing all the new photos submitted this year and to browse through the pages of information GBBC offers.

Take time for yourself and enjoy! :)  Coppertop


  1. Great idea to use the Outlook calendar. If this nice weather keeps up, maybe I will walk in the wooks to see if I see anything different than the usual brids that I get at the feeder.

  2. Good idea - good luck on seeing different birds in the woods but most of all just enjoy the time out there and who knows maybe a shed antler will show itself also! :)
    As for the Outlook Calendar - well I have you to thank for that. glbuzz! :)


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