Thursday, February 19, 2009

GBBC Results

This past weekend was the Great Backyard Bird Count. In case you missed it - quick, go back and tally your lists!

I just thought that, since I'm five months behind in blogging (I'm still in Venezuela last fall) that I would give a quick update as to where I am now. Here is my most significant GBBC contribution - see the big purple circle in south-central Florida? The one lamely hidden by the smaller green circles? That represents my checklist tally of 55 Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens).

Yeah, I said 55. I bet you don't believe me. I wouldn't either.

Well, the fact is, if I had put more coordinated effort into it, I could've added 150 more, each with their own individual identifying color band combo. They follow me everywhere... can you guess where I am?


  1. Hopefully it doesn't screw with GBBC stats too much :) I saw some years without even a checklist from the area. I'm surprised Fitz and Reed haven't been contributing the entire monthly census data to the GBBC. Of course, that's not really fair for the rest of Florida birders who have to work to see jays.