Great Backyard Bird Count: February 13, 2015

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count! February 13th – 16th

Show Birds Some Love on Valentine’s Weekend:


I enjoyed participating in this event last year. It will be interesting to see which birds will be in the yard this year. While much of the United States is blanketed in snow and ice, the Northwest is experiencing some unseasonably warmer temperatures.

Weather Portland, Oregon


Time of observation:  3:40-4:45. Location: tree/shrub line edge of wetland riparian zone. I did not observe as many species as I expected. This is my count: Song Sparrows- 3; Canada Geese- 4; Belted Kingfisher- 1(not pictured); Anna’s Hummingbird- 2; Black-capped Chickadee- 1; Crow- 1 (not pictured).

Here are some of my observations:
Do you want to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count? 
2015 News Release

If you are new to the idea of the Great Backyard Bird Count, the news release below and the links to further resources will help to get you started. Let me know how your birdwatch goes for you this weekend!

New York, NY, Ithaca, NY, and Port Rowan, ON —Give Mother Nature a valentine this year and show how much you care about birds by counting them for the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The 18th annual count is taking place February 13 through 16. Anyone in the world can count birds at any location for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count and enter their sightings at BirdCount.

The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track changes in bird populations on a massive scale. The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada.

CLICK: How to get started
4 thoughts on “Great Backyard Bird Count: February 13, 2015
  1. That really is bitterly cold Jane! Here in Pretoria we rarely go below zero degrees, even on the coldest of winter nights. I can’t imagine how people get anything done when the HIGH temperature is only -7C!!!!

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you as well!

  2. Today is the second day of the count.

    If our weather seems very cold in your books… my sister, who lives in Philadelphia, is expecting to only see highs tomorrow of -7C and by Tuesday only -1C. Eeww…that’s bone chilling…
    Happy Valentine’s Day <3

  3. Looks like a wonderful excuse to get out there, even in the cold Jane (and by the way, 12 degrees Celsius is still very, very cold in our books 😉 )

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