Did you take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count this year?
The deadline for checklist entries for the GBBC is Feb. 28, organizers remind participants.
Initial results indicate the number of birds counted will probably be low, as well as the number of participants. The final results will likely be available within the next couple of weeks.
The GBBC was held this year from Friday, Feb. 13 to Monday, Feb. 16.
Checklists with few birds are as valuable as those with many. Both give an indication of bird populations.
It only took 15 minutes (not necessarily all at one time) for participants to count the birds in their yards, or elsewhere, to get one checklist. More than one checklist is allowed per location per day.
It’s fairly easy to submit your checklist(s) at www.birdcount.org Cornell University’s website, which also has information on how to count and years of data to peruse.
No Internet access? Phone Hoo Ping Crane at 250-674-2518 for details on how to submit your checklist(s).