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Great Backyard Bird Count: Saturday and Sunday

Saturday, February 13th-We were only able to observe in our own backyard about 30 minutes.
5 White-crowned sparrows
4 House sparrows
1 Anna’s hummingbird (Spotted in our flowering broccoli!)
1 Western scrub jay
1 California towhee
2 Spotted towhees
8 Juncos
1 House finch
1 American robin
1 Oak titmouse
1 American crow (heard but not seen)
1 Nuttall’s woodpecker

Spotted towhees
Sunday, February 14th-Two different times observing for a total of 45 minutes.
8 Juncos
1 Western scrub jay
1 Nuttall’s woodpecker
11 House finches
2 Spotted towhees (There are two shown in the photo above.)
2 California towhees
1 Anna’s hummingbird (in the feeder this time)
1 Oak titmouse
2 Red-tailed hawks (soaring over our house and screeching loudly)
2 Canadian geese (flying over noisily)
1 White-breasted nuthatch
5 White-crowned sparrows
2 American crows (loud caws and then they flew overhead, one had something in its mouth)

Robin in the Tree
I think we did a good job at counting this year and for once we knew every bird in the feeder. This is our fourth year participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count and we have come a long way from that first year where we only knew the most basic of birds.

5 thoughts on “Great Backyard Bird Count: Saturday and Sunday

  1. I am amazed at how many birds you have at your feeders. We are in Lithuania, so we aren’t participating in the count. But we have only Pine Grosbeaks and Eurasian Jays.
    By the way, your blog is a great resource.

  2. We participated this year, for the first time! My oldest and I had a great time spying on the neighbour’s feeder!

  3. What beautiful birds! By the way, what are those orange & black birds? We don’t have them around here. 🙂

  4. The birds in the photo are Spotted towhees…I made a link in the post.


  5. Great count. I passed the time on the treadmill trying to count how many crows I could see at one time. I made it up to 17 but I’m sure I was missing a bunch.

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