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. . . since this Winter has been quite hard, scientists are predicting higher than average mortality rates in some bird species like the Eastern Bluebird. While bluebird numbers may be down slightly on my Melson Ridge farm, I still see several of these beautiful birds every day . . . - Wendy Butler Burt
By Wendy Butler Burt
The Great Backyard Bird Count is here again . It started today, Valentine's Day, and will go through Monday, February 17, 2014. And, with Adair County weather predicted to be sunny and relatively mild on Saturday and Sunday, take some time "for the birds." It's fun to count how many individuals of all the different species of birds you see - at your bird feeders, in your yard or overhead, and elsewhere.
The GBBC's website gives you all the information you need to make your count count!
In addition to being just plain fun to do, the worldwide GBBC helps scientists understand some of the dynamics behind fluctuations in bird populations. For example, since this Winter has been quite hard, scientists are predicting higher than average mortality rates in some bird species like the Eastern Bluebird. (While bluebird numbers may be down slightly on my Melson Ridge farm, I still see several of these beautiful birds every day.) GBBC checklists will provide a good snapshot of bird populations all around the world, helping us all to understand how we can help birds survive.
So, be a part of this fun and useful bird census! Put Adair County birds on the map by counting birds at your feeders, at Green River Lake, or wherever you may go today through Monday.
Wendy Butler Burt
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