Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Record-breaking Great Backyard Bird Count


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"The ninth annual Great Backyard Bird Count, which took place from 17-20 February, set new records as participation soared across the United States and Canada. From backyards to wildlife refuges, bird watchers tallied a record-breaking 623 bird species and 7.5 million individual birds during the four-day event, coordinated by Audubon (BirdLife in the US) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Participants sent in more than 60,000 checklists, providing a wealth of information unmatched in previous years."

Link: Full Article from BirdLife International

American Robin image © 2006 Mike McDowell

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