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Old 02-05-2013, 06:53 AM   #1
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Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 15-18 2013

A free and fun way to help with bird conservation that can take as little as 15 minutes.

Checklists will be accepted from anywhere in the world, so you can count from home or from a campsite.

What is the GBBC? — Great Backyard Bird Count
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Oh, that sounds like fun. We watch the birds from our windows every day; especially the weekends. I will plan to participate and get my grandkids involved. We just gave out 8 year old grandson a pair of binoculars and a bird book for Christmas. We have a great spot on the Vermillion River in South Dakota and see lots of birds, including the Eagles that have wintered here. Thanks for sharing this.
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Thanks for the link. We're in.
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I'm speechless!

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
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Thanks for sharing. We intend to make birding a part of our travel planning when we go full time. Anyone who hasn't seen the movie the Big Year and is interested in the hobby should check it out. The credits at the end are even amazing.
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My son has been participating since he was about 3 years old with my help. Then he look over at about 6 years old.

He is now 18 and waiting to hear if he will get accepted to Cornell. Wants to go for a Natural Resources Management undergrad and Ornithology for his masters.

And it all started with looking out the window and counting birds...
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Wow - congrats to your son and to you both for being such great role models to your son!
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GREAT, I am going to try to participate. Thanks for letting us know about this.
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I did it! Although it was a busy weekend and I could only devote 15 minutes, I saw 2 Carolina chickadees and an adult female cardinal. It was a great experience to participate even in such a small way. I plan to do the next one and hopefully will have more time to devote. We are in Indiana and my granddaughter and her mother also did the event in North Carolina as well. All they saw was 5 crows. But it is a start. Learning the birds in our area and how to distinguish the different chickadees was neat also. Thanks again for informing us about this.
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Several years ago I was in to bird watching at home... I listed well over 25 different kinds of birds, including a Pileated Woodpecker,,, pretty rare...
Here is our latest neighbor,,, actually two now have claimed our yard. They are here every day... Sorry these pics aren't clearer, but I was at my desk inside, shot the pic through the back door, about 120' away... Beautiful birds...
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Monkey -How great! Wonderful pics. I have a Pileated Woodpecker (female) that visits my suet feeder every day. They are so cool looking and that cry is so primeval.

Trekkers - I could only do part of Friday, but it was great. You are right about the chickadees - minute differences separate them as well as the sparrows. Before I started doing the bird count, I was never aware of the differences.
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