Juneau Audubon Society

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Juneau, AK 99802-1725

Great Backyard Bird Count Archive

Juneau, Alaska

 

Revised: August 20, 2017.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2017 

Save the Dates for the 20th GBBC: February 17 through 20, 2017 

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.

Each checklist submitted during the GBBC helps researchers at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society learn more about how birds are doing, and how to protect them and the environment we share. Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded.

The 20th annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 17, through Monday, February 20, 2017. Please visit the official website at www.birdcount.org for more information.

The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) is a free, fun, and easy event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. Participants are asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the four-day event and report their sightings online at www.birdcount.org. Anyone can take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count, from beginning bird watchers to experts, and you can participate from your backyard, or anywhere in the world.


Great Backyard Bird Count 2016

GBBC Results For Juneau: click here

Great Backyard Bird Count Web Site


Wrap Up: GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 2015

By Brenda Wright, Juneau Audubon

Thanks to everyone who went out into our neighborhoods to count birds February 13-16. You did a great job!   http://gbbc.birdcount.org

We found 61 species and submitted over 74 checklists! Of the 61 species counted the Barred owl and King Eider really stood out for me. I’m still looking for them and also any shorebirds. There were black turnstones on our Juneau data so they are out there. If you want to explore our local reports or check out any other location, just go to http://ebird.org/ebird/gbbc/subnational2/US-AK-110?yr=all  on the Great Backyard Bird Count "Explore Data" page. Remember, you can be a citizen scientist year round by entering your bird information on ebird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/


GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT 2014

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Participants in 135 countries around the globe submitted more than 144,000 checklists. Canada made a stellar contribution with 13,458 checklists.  The Northern Cardinal appeared on more checklists than any other bird, while the Red-winged Blackbird was the most numerous species, with more than 1.6 million individuals counted.  Visit the GBBC website for more count highlights, including Top 10 Lists (http://gbbc.birdcount.org/news/top-10-lists/ ).

The 2013 count was held in February, and birders in Juneau observed 61 species during the count weekend. Mallards, Canada Geese, Greater Scaup, Rock Sandpipers, Mew Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Northwest Crow, Common Redpoll, and Pine Siskin were the highest number of individuals counted. We hope more people will get involved in counting and adding their information to the ebird site. 61 species is a great accomplishment for winter, but not a single woodpecker was counted. It’s really fun to add your birding enjoyment to the citizen science data base. It’s fun for us and helpful to the birds we enjoy watching. Thanks to all the local birders who contribute! The top listers in February were Gus van Vliet, Patty Rose, David Schmerge, Art Kolter, Merrill Jensen, Amy Clark Courtney, Jeanne Josephson, Brenda Wright, and Anne Sutton. Check out the web pages and join the crowd!  Click here to explore more of the data just visit the website: www.birdsource.org/gbbc or www.ebird.org  Enjoy!

For 2012 GBBC results for Alaska by city and by year click here.

 

 

 


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