Saturday, February 19, 2011

GBBC is Here

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)MCardinal-feeder021011 (14) being held this weekend, Feb 18 – 21. 

And, you can all participate from your own backyard.

Thanks to Kathie at  Kathie’s Birds and also to Ruth at Body Soul and Spirit who mentioned Kathie’s blog in a recent post.

In all the years that I’ve been bird watching from our kitchen window, back yard and other places, I never participated in this event. And, the weather here (VA eastern shore) this weekend is warm enough to be outdoors doing this count.

Not only is this a fun event that will get you outdoors, but there’s prizes – birdfeeders, books, t-shirts, caps – everyone has a chance to win since it’s going to be a drawing from among all participants.

Here’s more links to information from the GBBC website:

New to the GBBC? It's easy to get up to speed on what you need to know to take part and to enjoy your birding experience.

Send Us Your Photos Upload images taken during the GBBC so they can be considered for our photo contest.

What's Been Reported in Your Town? Find out what others are seeing in your state, province, or locality.

Here’s a few visitors at our feeders the past couple of days.

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SAM_3214Enjoy yourself outdoors, have fun, and you might win a prize!


Lois Evensen said...

It looks like great fun! I look forward to seeing your images, Beatrice.

Sandra said...

that is one gorgeous Mr Cardinal. have fun

Anonymous said...

We had that a couple of weeks ago and naturally it was one of those really warm days so I had almost no birds by my feeders :-) :-) :-)

That Cardinal is so beautiful!

Have a great day now!

Judy said...

Hi Beatrice,

Wow what a beauty!

BTW ... I just redesigned my photo blog. Hope you like it.


Out on the prairie said...

i got 11species and 211 birds in the 15 minute count.

Country Gal said...

Our village birding club had their count a few weks ago, all is good ! Awesome photos and post. have a great day !

martymom said...

Hi, "B" counts the birds all year. He, also, does the yard count. If you wish, you need only count the birds you recongnize. Love your pics of the birds. But, then of course, you always take wonderful pics. LYF, Marty

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Thanks Lois, but I may try to count more than take photos. I'm planning to be outdoors on Sunday afternoon.
Sandra & Christer, my favorite bird too.
Judy, thanks and your new site is great!
WOW Steve, I only saw a handful today, but was only checking for a few minutes from indoors.
Elaine (Country Girl) did you get some bird shots too?
Thanks Marty for the advice and kind words :-)

Elaine said...

I participated for the first time last year, and have been watching my feeders again this year. We don't get a lot of variety here in February, so I don't expect I'll see anything unusual.

Anvilcloud said...

And B will take a picture of each and every one. :)

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Elaine, I spent a couple of hours on the back porch this afternoon and didn't see very many birds - maybe they took Sunday off?

AC, not so many photos going by this afternoon's watching.

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