We weren't the only ones counting birds! As of February 19th midday, the statistics on the GBBC website told us:
Statistics from 2013 (from GBBC site):
Total Checklists Submitted: 107240
Total Species Observed: 2973
Total Individual Birds Counted: 22336195
A lot of birds were counted for the first time worldwide as part of this event. 96 countries participated this year! In Canada, 9,136 lists were submitted.
Here is our list, showing the totals for the three days we counted:
American Crows: 15
Red-Billed Seagulls: 24
Iceland Gulls: 5
American Black Ducks: 9
Black-Capped Chickadee: 1
From counting birds, we learned more about each of them. Celeste noticed the marks on the snow when we first went out in our backyard (top left photo below).
We weren't sure what they were from, but after reading the entry in the Handbook of Nature Study book, I found out that these marks were made by crows taking off. It is so interesting to learn about nature around us.
|Crow at Victoria Park|
|On the water, American Black Ducks and Seagulls in the background|
I think we are both going to love studying nature together this spring.