Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Great Backyard Bird Count 2012

This is my second year counting and submitting my results to http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/.

I'm hoping to make this an annual thing and post my results here as well, so that I can look back, and, hopefully, see a marked improvement of both the numbers and varieties of birds that I see from year to year. As I improve the quality of the habitat our property provides, I would expect to see a greater variety of species that can make use of our yard.

Today's count:

Number of Species: 10

Mourning Dove - 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Blue Jay - 3
Black-capped Chickadee - 2
Tufted Titmouse - 2
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Eastern Bluebird - 5
White-throated Sparrow - 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) - 3
American Goldfinch - 13


Ellen Honeycutt said...

Good job! On Friday I was out walking and saw my first ever group of cedar waxwings. They flew into a maple that had leftover leaves, quickly checked out all the leaves for insects, rested a bit and then took off. I was amazed.

David said...

Wow, Ellen, that must have been some sight! I'm so happy for you.

I've spotted a long cedar wax wing last summer, but I've never seen a flock come in to gorge on berries or anything like one reads about. Maybe once my black gums start producing, I'll not only see it, but get some pictures. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Thanks for sharing your experience so that I can enjoy it vicariously. :)