Friday, February 18, 2011

Great Backyard Bird Count--Day 1

I participated in this citizen science effort and got this email:

Thank you for entering your observation in this year's Great Backyard Bird Count. Below is a report summarizing the bird checklist you submitted.

Here is the information you gave for this observation.

Record ID: S7634345
Email: 75236, Dallas, Dallas County, TX
Observation Date : FEB 18, 2011
Start Time: 7:15 AM
Total Birding Time: 1 hour
Party Size: 1
Skill: excellent
Weather: excellent
deciduous woods
Number of Species: 19
All Reported: yes
White-winged Dove - 5
Mourning Dove - 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker - 1
Downy Woodpecker - 1
Blue Jay - 2
American Crow - 1
Carolina Chickadee - 1
Tufted Titmouse - 1
American Robin - 2
Northern Mockingbird - 2
European Starling - 1
Cedar Waxwing - 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Chipping Sparrow - 2
Dark-eyed Junco - 4
Northern Cardinal - 3
House Finch - 2
American Goldfinch - 5
House Sparrow - 2

Information submitted through February 21, 2011 will be included in online reports within 60 minutes. Information submitted after February 21, 2011 will be included in online reports within 2 hours. To see how your results fit into the big picture, go to the Great Backyard Bird Count home page and click on "Explore the Results." If your bird checklist included unusual species or high numbers of individuals, you may receive an email from a regional editor requesting more details.

Thanks for participating in the 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count. Please join us again for next year's count. Mark your calendars for February 17-20, 2012.

If you enjoyed the Great Backyard Bird Count, check out eBird at, where you can report the birds you see every day of the year. eBird helps you keep track of your lists--and archives your sightings so they're accessible to everyone, including other bird watchers and scientists. It's easy and fun to use--and it's absolutely free!

The Great Backyard Bird Count and eBird are joint projects of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada. Please help support these and other efforts on behalf of birds by becoming a member. Visit for membership in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, for membership in the National Audubon Society, or for membership in Bird Studies Canada. Thank you for your support!

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