Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Great Backyard Bird Count Weekend: Bird Photography Weekly

The first three days of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) are almost over. There have been over 30,000 checklists submitted, 3,000,000 individual birds counted, and 531 species identified. There have been 109 species identified in Indiana so far. Texas has reported the most species of any state with 291 species; only two other states even have 200 species.

For more information on the event and how to participate go to: www.birdsource.org/gbbc/

I took this photo of a Cedar Waxwing while counting birds for the GBBC.

White-throated Sparrow-taken yesterday at Eagle Creek Park
during a count that was sponsored by the Indiana Young Birders Club.
To find out more about the newly formed Indiana Young Birders Club go to:
www.indianayoungbirders.org


A Dark-eyed Junco sitting on a small clump of snow.

4 comments:

Larry said...

Very nice photos Eric. Cedar Waxwings always look so dapper but the White-throated Sparrow and the Slate-colored Dark-eyed Junco against the snow are magnificent!

mick said...

The GBBC sounds like an excellent way to get some species and bird totals for all the different areas. All lovely photos but the Junco on the snow is spectacular.

Johnny Nutcase said...

such a clean shot, great stuff! The juncos never sit still for me! I love the snow perch :)

NatureFootstep said...

great shots!
We have the waxwing but not the white throated sparrow. :)