Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Great Backyard Bird Count Results

Over the weekend, I submitted three bird lists to the Great BackYard Bird Count. You sign up, and then do a minimum of 15 minutes of birding at an area of your choosing, and report the results. This is a worldwide event, and ordinary birders are all submitting data, in the interest of tracking bird presence and absence in a wide range of habitats. Here's a list of birds we found at our place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday:

  • American Robin
  • Scrub Jay
  • Red-shafted Flicker (Northern Flicker)
  • Dark-eyed Junco
  • California Towhee
  • Black Phoebe
  • Red-shouldered Hawk
  • Stellar's Jay
  • Song Sparrow
  • Western Meadowlark
  • White-crowned Sparrow
  • Golden-crowned Sparrow
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Raven
  • Mourning Dove
  • Anna's Hummingbird
  • Ruby-crowned Kinglet
  • California Quail
  • Marsh Wren
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • European Starling
  • Red-tail Hawk
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Varied Thrush

I also saw a rabbit and a western gray squirrel.

On my Mill Creek hike with Ella, we saw or heard:

  • Pacific Wren
  • Chestnut-backed chickadee
  • Ruby-crowned kinglet
  • Red-shafted Flicker
  • Hermit Thrush
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch
  • Varied Thrush
  • Raven

I believe you can view the GBBC data at the website, Great Backyard Bird Count. Check it out! You can explore results for any geographical area, though I find the Humboldt results to be most interesting.

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