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Great Backyard Bird Count starts today! Feb. 15-18, 2013

It's an enjoyable past-time, whether you're an ornithologist or just know a few birds. In the past, Columbia/Adair County (Zip Code 42728) has been the top bird watching community in the state, one of the top birdwatching communities in the nation. As always, we'll post information throughout the four day period to see how Columbia/Adair County is doing. We'll be posting more throughout the day, and hope that all who have participated in past GBBC's will do so this year, get others to participate. As always, new pictures are welcome for CM's Big Birds of Kentucky album. Send tips, stories, anecdotes, commentary, and new photos to We'll do our best to post. -CM

Things You Can Do During the Countdown to the GBBC:

  • Contact neighbors, friends, and relatives, asking them to participate. Every checklist counts!
  • Fill your bird feeders if you plan to count birds at your feeders.
  • Have your camera ready so you can capture that perfect picture.
Tens of thousands of fellow bird watchers will be counting birds and submitting their checklists to

Just watch birds for at least 15 minutes at any location and tally the highest number of each bird species you see at any one time. Submit a new checklist for each day and each new location where you count.

This story was posted on 2013-02-15 12:31:28
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