Join The Great Backyard Bird Count 2009

by Larry Jordan on November 10, 2008

New York, NY and Ithaca, NY—Bird and nature fans throughout North America are invited to join tens of thousands of everyday bird watchers for the 12th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 13-16, 2009.Red-tailed Hawk and Gray Squirrel
A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation. Participants count birds and report their sightings online at

“The Great Backyard Bird Count benefits both birds and people. It’s a great example of citizen science: Anyone who can identify even a few species can contribute to the body of knowledge that is used to inform conservation efforts to protect birds and biodiversity,” said Audubon Education VP, Judy Braus. “Families, teachers, children and all those who take part in GBBC get a chance to improve their observation skills, enjoy nature, and have a great time counting for fun, counting for the future.”  Read all about it HERE.

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Thomas November 11, 2008 at 6:09 am

Nice post with an beautiful image depicting unique prey confronting predator image. I have a similar image of a squirrel confronting a shikra.

Thomass last blog post..Birding in India – String of pearls – Dedicated to Tina


Larry November 12, 2008 at 1:00 pm

@Thomas thanks for stopping by! The image was one from, I believe, last years GBBC. I will have to come see your Shikra post!


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