The Great Backyard Bird Count
- Plan to count birds for at least 15 minutes during February 16–19, 2007. Count birds at as many places and on as many days as you like—just keep a separate list of counts for each day and/or location.
- Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time, and write it down.
- Enter your results on the Great Backyard Bird Count web site.
The program itself is a great example of participatory science. I’m a little more stymied by the cost to join Project FeederWatch; it’s a barrier to participation that is hard to explain away. I offer to perform labor for you, but you want me to pay to have it count?
It’s a headscratcher, I admit.
(Nonetheless, I will be counting birds the weekend after next for them. I do it anyway for free.)
This is: brett's logjam → The Great Backyard Bird Count.