Keep on counting

The Great Backyard Bird Count is off to an appropriately great start, according to the bird count folks. There’s an update here:
Suzanne, who lives in the Woodland neighborhood of Duluth, submitted one checklist after watching the backyard birds around lunchtime on Friday. At her place, the pine siskins were in the midst of a feeding frenzy, she says, but she also has had recent redpolls and a female cardinal. The siskins have about chased the chickadees away, and she hasn’t seen a junco yet this year.
Suzanne says she’s going to try to do another checklist before the end of the day on Monday, when the annual bird count ends.
If you’d like to pass along your findings, please send them to me at:

6 thoughts on “Keep on counting

  1. I had one pileated woodpecker and siskins 12 nuthatches 4 repolls 10 juncos 5 hairy woodpecker 4 nut hatch 4 downy 4savannah sparrow 10 or 11 this has been all winter long except for the pileated and have done the count fri sat sun and plan on it tomorrow I think you are great at what you do!

  2. here are mine from saturday
    56347, Long Prairie, Todd County, MN
    Observation Date : FEB 18, 2012
    Start Time: 9:00 AM
    Total Birding Time: casual
    Party Size: 2
    Skill: excellent
    Weather: excellent
    Snow Depth: No snow was present
    Number of Species: 10
    All Reported: yes
    Red-bellied Woodpecker – 2
    Downy Woodpecker – 10
    Pileated Woodpecker – 1
    Blue Jay – 6
    American Crow – 1
    Black-capped Chickadee – 3
    White-breasted Nuthatch – 2
    Red-winged Blackbird – 3
    Common Redpoll – 15
    American Goldfinch – 6

      • A small number are normal even in winter. It has been an extraordinarily warm winter. I live on a lake now (moved her in 2010), so the odds of seeing them are much higher than where I lived in the past. I am only seeing a handul of males (we call them the batchelor boys)..

Comments are closed.