There has been some excellent information about birds posted recently. This coming weekend, January 26-27, 2008, is a big event in the United Kingdom for birdwatchers and everyone interested in birds, nature and the earth we all share.
and Shirl at Shirl’s Garden Watch,
have made the invitation for those of us in the US to join in on the bird count. The instructions can be found at the website of the organizer of this event:
RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)
I hope as many will participate as are able. All it takes is one hour of watching and recording the birds you see in that hour. The RSPB website has lots of good tips, although their bird list available for downloading is mostly European birds, quite a different lot than our backyard visitors. If you don’t have any birds where you live, go to a public park or recreation area to do your recording. A simple birding book, such as the Peterson guide can help with identifying the ones you aren’t sure about. Including the kids will make for a fun and worthwhile family adventure. It might even instill a lifelong love of nature in the wee ones.
It sounds like the information you obtain can be left as a comment on Shirl’s blog. Let’s load her comment form up with our bird counts.
Ready to count and load,