Great Backyard Bird Count

American Goldfinches at Heated Birdbath
American Goldfinches at Heated Birdbath

Today I’m counting birds. Well, every day I count birds at some point as part of my bird watching. But today is right in the middle of the Great Backyard Bird Count:

“Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Now, more than 100,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.”

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