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Great Backyard Bird Count

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February 18th – 21st was the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC).

The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. And the birds were out in full force just waiting to be counted. Here’s what came to visit in our yard from 9 – 11 am on Sunday February 20th.

Black capped chickadee – 6
Northern cardinal – 4 (two male, two female)
Downy woodpecker – 2 (one male, one female)
American goldfinch – 3
House Sparrow – 18
Dark-eye (slate) Junco – 11
Red breasted nuthatch – 1

It will be interesting to see which of these little creatures are brave enough to visit us again tomorrow and face the winter storm that Environment Canada has issued so many warnings about. Mwahaha…….more snow appears to be just over the horizon.

And the count continues…….


Author: gardenchatter

I'm a Horticulturalist, Master Gardener and member of the Garden Writers Association who enjoys playing in the dirt and experimenting with different veggies, plants and flowers in my Zone 5 garden. Check out my website With a recent addition of a greenhouse, my newest passion is growing-your-own. And what fun that is. Yes, there's the odd failure, but there's nothing quite as satisfying as walking through the veggie patch collecting dinner.

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