|Our friend Whitey - Dark-eyed Junco Feb 2012|
Statistics from 2012
Total Checklists Submitted: 85,191
Total Species Observed: 604
Total Individual Birds Counted: 12,088,058
There are many different counting methods depending on where and how you are counting. For example when counting at a feeder you only report the largest number of a species seen at the same time, not the total number seen during that period. Now if you are out on a hike, then you can count the total number seen on that hike. These methods are meant to reduce the number of duplicate birds counted. Pretty staggering numbers for sure.
|Downy Woodpecker Feb 2012|
We observed the following species in our backyard at our feeders:
Black Capped Chicakdee
There were a total 23 species recorded representing a total of 214 birds counted in my town alone. There were 148 specifies recorded representing a total of 103,899 birds counted in the state of Connecticut as of 4pm February 22.
|A Pair of Tufted Titmice obviously in a disagreement - Feb 2012|
I try to sit and enjoy the birds in my yard on a regular basis but by participating in this counting event forced us to do it for multiple days in a row and we learned plenty, had plenty of laughs and shared the beauty that mother nature provides with each other. Definitely a success.
Counting and observing birds doesn't stop with the Great Backyard Bird Count. There are numerous opportunities to count birds and report your sightings year round by participating in Project Feederwatch, Nestwatch or eBird. So get involved by getting out and enjoy the beauty of mother nature and help scientists by counting and reporting birds today.