Counting…and Flying…Together

GBBC-0Each February, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society conducts a world wide bird count, where anyone can record and register the number of bird species they see over a 2 week period. The information submitted helps scientists track the increasing and declining numbers of species from year to year. It shows the patterns of bird movement around the world. It is held each February to gather numbers before the spring migration takes flight in March. The process was so simple – the count can be done from anywhere, anytime, for about 15 minutes or more. The counts were entered into the database and results were calculated according to the mapping of the counts. All in all, the results are as follows for the month of February: 175,218 checklists were submitted; 5,971 total species were observed; and 28,602,009 total individual birds were counted. What an amazing World Wide effort!

For more information, go to http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

World map showing the reporting locations.  Over 175,000 reports were submitted.

World map showing the reporting locations. Over 175,000 reports were submitted.

Reports submitted from Galveston County. Bolivar Flats is in the top 5 Hotspots in the county.

Reports submitted from Galveston County. Bolivar Flats is in the top 5 Hotspots in the county.


[3-6-2017]

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