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Thread subject: The Great Backyard Bird Count Feb 17-20
Name Date Message
Trishrg 02/17/12 08:34 am It's this weekend.
Take some time. Go outside. Count some birds.
It's citizen science, and it's fun too!!!

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Trishrg 02/18/12 09:42 am Got my first count in!

Start Time: 4:45 PM
Snow Depth: No snow was present
Total Birding Time: 45 minutes
Location Type: Yard
Party Size: 1
Skill: good
Weather: good
Habitat(s):
deciduous woods
suburban
Number of species: 14
All Reported: yes
Species Count
gull sp. 5
Mourning Dove 1
White-throated Swift 10
Anna's Hummingbird 1
Allen's Hummingbird 2
Black Phoebe 2
Cassin's Kingbird 1
American Crow 8
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 15
Black-throated Gray Warbler 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 30

Off to get some more birds this morning.
Celeste 02/18/12 09:56 am What a wonderful list Trish! Hoping to participate after company goes home!
Trishrg 02/18/12 06:00 pm Got a nice list in today!!

Email: 92862, Orange, Orange County, CA
Observation Date : FEB 18, 2012
Start Time: 7:45 AM
Total Birding Time: 4 hours
Party Size: 1
Skill: good
Weather: excellent
Snow Depth: No snow was present
Habitat(s):
deciduous woods
scrub
freshwater
Number of Species: 32
All Reported: yes
Checklist:
Wood Duck - 15
Mallard - 15
Ring-necked Duck - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - 10
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
American Coot - 25
Red-crowned Parrot - 25
Acorn Woodpecker - 30
Nuttall's Woodpecker - 5
Black Phoebe - 6
American Crow - 2
Common Raven - 30
Oak Titmouse - 15
Bushtit - 80
White-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Bewick's Wren - 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 15
Hermit Thrush - 2
American Robin - 1
Varied Thrush - 1
European Starling - 25
Orange-crowned Warbler - 8
Hooded Warbler - 1 Confirmed
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 100
Spotted Towhee - 3
California Towhee - 15
Song Sparrow - 1
White-crowned Sparrow - 20
Dark-eyed Junco (Oregon) - 2
House Finch - 1
Lesser Goldfinch - 1
American Goldfinch - 1
Melanie 02/18/12 06:48 pm I'm looking at your list going - oh OK - she's on the West Coast!

My day started off with a pair of Coopers Hawks circling each other and screaming their heads off. I'm assuming that was raptor pillowtalk.

I didn't keep numbers - clear, low 50's, apartment/marina complex & office/wood area

Canvas Back Duck
Goldeneye Duck
Bufflehead
Tundra Swan
Great Blue Heron
Coopers Hawk
Red Tail Hawk
Titmice
Carolina Chickadee
White Breasted Nuthatch
Cardinal
Red-bellied woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Yellow bellied Sapsucker
Boat-tail Grackle
Common Grackle
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Mockingbird
Carolina Wren
Robin
Blue Jay
White Throated Sparrow
Trishrg 02/18/12 08:01 pm I'm looking at your list Mel, thinking there's about 12 birds I need for my life list :-)
Melanie 02/19/12 09:06 am Ditto here - I've come to appreciate why people do cross-country birding trips!
Celeste 02/20/12 06:20 am Robin
Chickadee
Red bellied woodpecker
Downy woodpeck
Cardinal male & female
Mockingbird
Nuthatch
Red Wing Blackbird
Titmice
Common Grackle
Carolina Wren
Blue jay
Hooded merganser
Bufflehead
Mallards
Canadian geese
Kingfisher
Sparrows, sparrows, sparrows!

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