Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 15, 2013

Great Backyard Bird Count Results

Here are the findings from our backyard bird count today. There were six of us looking and listening. Three of us were from the  “Birding by Ear” class and it was the first year we used bird sound to help find and identify birds.  We did visually see all the birds on our list except for the Red-breasted Nuthatch. We found 21 different birds and identified all but a gull flying overhead to species. The birds of the day were the Nuttall’s Woodpeckers, which were the first time we have seen them in our neighborhood, Townsend’s Warbler and Cedar Waxwings.

Today’s Bird List:

1 gull sp.
6 Mourning Dove
4 Anna’s Hummingbird
2 Nuttall’s Woodpecker
1 Western Scrub-Jay
9 American Crow
2  Chestnut-backed Chickadee
3  Oak Titmouse
4  Bushtit
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 American Robin
10 Cedar Waxwing
1 Townsend’s Warbler
3 California Towhee
1 Fox Sparrow
3 White-crowned Sparrow
1  Golden-crowned Sparrow
2  Dark-eyed Junco
2  House Finch
3  Lesser Goldfinch
3 House Sparrow

If you did a backyard bird count this weekend share your list.

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Responses

  1. Isn’t it amazing how many different species you can see at one time. I had fun counting mine today and can’t wait for tomorrow. It has been bitter cold here today, but the birds are flying and tweeting like they know they are being watched.

    • Thanks for your comment. Has anyone else done a backyard bird count? If so I would be interested to hear your results.


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