OK; Not everyone can peer outside and see hundreds of Magnificent Frigates, one of 70 or more species that decorate the landscape around Casa Loca. Whether you know our feathered neighbors by name or just refer to them as little brown birds, they are our neighbors, and we should acknowledge their presence in our lives.
Take half an hour or half a day or an entire day or the entire period (February 13 – 16) of this bird count, and share your inventory with the world! Learn more HERE: THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 2015.
I’m not quite sure how to count all of the birds in my back yard, so excuse me please, while I go back to counting the birds!
Garden Walk Garden Talk said:
I participated the first time last year, and they listed where I live wrong. I am listed in Niagara Falls Canada and I tried to fix it with no avail. Like you, I find it very difficult to count birds and our birding group does it monthly. I know they guesstimate the flocks, so it never really is an accurate count.
marina kanavaki said:
That’s a lot of birds!!!!!!!!!! 😉
Have a wonderful Tuesday, Z! 🙂
Gorgeous! The birds in our backyard just now don’t match up, somehow! Thanks for brightening my day.
If you provide the Frigate with a white wig, it looks like an arrogant member of the House of Lords who looks down on folks. I love the heron (or is that an egret?).
You’re absolutely right! and that’s really funny.
I shared this on Facebook with the comment, “My friend, Lisa Brunetti, writes this blog from Ecuador. I thought Beaver Island bird-watchers might enjoy this challenge, too.”
New Earth Paradigm said:
Thank you Lisa — Tomas has always been a “birder” and thus I have developed much more interest in my feathered neighbors over the years. In coastal Oregon, we waited each March for the return of the Osprey who migrated back from Central America or Mexico, we’re not sure exactly. The osprey were easy to count — not so many. It was the finches, sparrows, chickadees, nuthatches and grossbeaks that gave us pause — and so much delight! How many birds? Lots and lots! Love you you and your feathered friends, Alia
The weather is so unseasonably warm here that the finches and the hummingbirds have already returned, 2 months early. We regularly see hawks, vultures, and the occasional eagle, but nothing to compare with your beautiful “neighbors.”
I would love to have neighbors like yours!
How lovely to have too many birds to count!
After Thanksgiving, as we were driving home, we came across great flocks of snow and Canadian geese in the coastal plain rice fields. There had to be thousands of birds. It was amazing. I managed a short little video that captured their cries — so wonderful.
Here at home, I’m limited in the number of species, but there are areas around where the counting will be taking place. What I have seen again this year is a black swan! We assume it’s the same one. It shows up in a marina where I work, and earlier this year was spotted on the other side of the bay. It seems to be happy enough, but I suspect the count for black swan would be “one.”
I love your birds the photos.
You know we have the biggest avery in the world.
I also have the biggest swimming pool in the world.
I am sure the Friget looks sexy to its mate it is a nice photo.
It would make a good subject to draw and paint.
And you are just the girl to do it.
Red and black and green background and all those curves.
I am inspired my self but they don’t hang out on the Goldcoast.
Since the crows and Indian myna birds took up residence in our area sadly we do not get as many of the smaller colourful parrots any more.
love the bird watching…and counting, great shots !