[TN-Bird] Re: Grea Backyard Bird Count

  • From: kde@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: Tennessee Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 09:41:19 -0500 (EST)

One important difference worth noting between the GBBC and the
Audubon CBCs is that there is no participant fee for the GBBC.
The intent is more like Project Feederwatch concentrated into
one weekend across the US and Canada although as John points
out, you are not limited to your backyard (as the name would
suggest) but are welcome to count from any location.  You should
turn in one checklist for each geographic area and each day and
may turn in as many checklists as you like (so for example, if
you go birding at a local park on Sat afternoon and count birds
at your feeders on Sat and Sun mornings, that would be 3 checklists).
There is also a photo contest for bird photos taken during the count.

For more info and instructions and to submit your data, go to


Dean Edwards
Knoxville, TN

On Wed, 10 Feb 2010, jpmoyle18@xxxxxxx wrote:

> Just a reminder!  The Great Backyard Bird Count period runs from this 
> Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (February 12 - February 14).  This 
> is very similar to the Annual Christmas Bird Counts.  However, you just 
> choose the area size and location and count the number of individuals in 
> each species that you find.  Then, send your data to Cornell University 
> by using the forms on www.birdcount.org .  It is that easy!  Yes you may 
> count with a partner/s!  I wish you all "Good Birding!"
> John Moyle Glen Alpine Road Kingsport/Sullivan County
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