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Cokie the Cat: Hollywood Insider: The Great Backyard Bird Count: February 12-15

Monday, February 8, 2010

The Great Backyard Bird Count: February 12-15

Yes, Yes, Yes! The 13th Great Backyard Bird Count is almost here! You know, there are few things in life a cat enjoys more than watching birds and once a year we can do what we do best AND take part in a national scientific project. We're Doctors of Birdology! 

The BGGC happens once a year, when tens of thousands of bird watchers of all ages create a snapshot of where the birds are across the U.S. & Canada. It's a four day event - this year from February 12 - 15, 2010.
Acorn Woodpecker, AZ

All you have to do to participate is spend at least 15 minutes on one or more of the four days counting birds anywhere you like, then report your results to by March 1, 2010. You can count birds from your window, balcony or backyard, from a park, a lake, a river or the ocean, from a bus stop or an office or anywhere at all.

Once you've submitted your bird sightings checklist, you can download a certificate in recognition of your great work counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count! (Suitable for framing!)   =^..^=

In 2009, counters reported 11,550,200 individual birds of 619 species! See last year's results from your state or province here.

White-Throated Sparrow, NC

There's also a photo contest. You can photograph the birds you see during the GBBC and send them in to be shared and judged in a variety of categories. Click here to see the other 2009 winning photographs. Prizes are here.

Great Blue Heron, FL

Twitter #gbbc

Hear birdsongs at birdjam. ~This is awesome for kitties!

 For more information, go to The Great Backyard Bird Count website.



At February 8, 2010 at 10:58 PM , Blogger Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

All we get here are pigeons :) Good luck with your nommy birds tho!

At February 9, 2010 at 5:16 AM , Blogger Mariodacat said...

My peeps will be on vacation den so I has no one to help me with count. I do like watching the birdies in my yard tho, except dis winter we hardly has any!! We wonder where dey all went!

At February 10, 2010 at 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

PepiSmartDog: We are going to participate in this. We have LOTS of wild birds & they sound like a loud symphony each morning !! Will be interesting and fun !! Would never have thought of this myself ! BOL !!

At February 13, 2010 at 5:01 PM , Blogger Cokie the Cat said...

February 13, 2pm PT: Hollywood Boulevard apartment balcony - urban. 3 Eurasian Collared Doves on a roof, 2 flying American Crows, 4 Western Sea Gulls and a bunch of birds flying too fast for me to identify! Woot! =^..^=

At February 15, 2010 at 9:18 PM , Blogger Estrella said...

Oh , i should never mention this event to my cat choki, she get nuts about birds, every now and then she brings some to our house...obviously dead, its not nice at all, but its funny to see her watching birds anyway.
Nice blog! i liked it!

At February 18, 2010 at 3:22 PM , Blogger Confucius Cat said...

Pretty bird photos. I get twitchy just looking at them. MOL.


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