Saturday, May 27, 2017


 Today is the state's Great Birdathon.  Unlike the Great Backyard Bird Count put on jointly by the Audubon Society and Cornell University every February, this count is done when there are actually birds here in the Northwoods.  For comparison I saw  3 crows during the GBBC in February but I saw lots of species today.

There are other differences between the two bird counts.

The GBBC is held worldwide and this birdathon is only state wide.  The GBBC collects counts of birds, time seen, and environment.  The state wide count just wants to know the species seen on the birdathon day.  Also the GBBC collects no money but the state asks for birders to be "sponsored." Half the money goes to state-wide birding programs and the other half stays in the county for birding activities in that area.

1 comment:

Brent said...

I bet you had fun hiking around to find the birds. How many different birds did you find? Any new ones?