It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3! 1. Plan to count birds for at least 1 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer than that if you wish! Count birds in as many places and on as many days as you like—one day, two days, or all four days. Submit a separate checklist for each new day. You can also submit more than one checklist per day if you count in other locations on that day.
2. Count the greatest number of individuals of each species that you see together at any one time. You may find it helpful to print out your regional bird checklist to get an idea of the kinds of birds you're likely to see in your area in February. You could take note of the highest number of each species you see on this checklist.
3. When you're finished, enter your results through our web page. You'll see a button marked "Enter Your Checklists!" on the website home page beginning on the first day of the count. It will remain active until the deadline for data submission: March 5, 2012.
Marbled Godwit, Donald Dvorak, CA,
Special Note: As the Great Backyard Bird Count has grown, more and more bird clubs, nature centers, and local parks are conducting special bird walks or hikes during the GBBC and having participants enter their tallies afterward. How you conduct a traveling count versus a stationary count is slightly different although you will enter your online tallies the same way.
Stationary Count: This is a count made in one area, such as your backyard, where you remain in one place. In this case, simply report the highest number of each species seen together at one time, as usual.
Traveling Count: This is a count made over a distance, such as birding on a trail. In this case you will count new birds of each species as you move along, but only if you can be relatively certain you did not count them previously. You’ll add the numbers for each species at the end of your walk.
Other helpful tools and information:
Data Form Some people find it helpful to fill out the form before entering it on the website. By printing it off ahead of time, they know what information they need to be aware of, such as snow depth, for example.
He will be serving and LDS Mission for the next 2 years in the Richmond Virgina Mission.
McKay is such an amazing young man. I have always loved him so much!
He is a good guy, a hard worker and knows how to have fun.
The night before he entered the MTC, McKay requested Red Lobster for his "Last Meal".
After a 2 hour wait for a table (Valentine night with a party of 11)
Morris, Rhonda, McKay along with Ro and Karen's family and Kirk and I
set down to a great meal and another fun evening of visiting.
February 15, 2012 at 12:30pm
we arrived at the MTC
and last goodbyes and a few more pictures.
When our kids went on their missions everyone went in for a video, talks about not stalking your missionaries while they are at the MTC and everyone singing "Called to Serve" before the MTC President stood to tell the missionaries to give their families a hug and then head for the door in the back, while the families went out the door in the opposite side of the room.
NOW... You pull in the drive way and follow the guys in orange vests waving to you until they show you were to park. Along the sidewalk stand a small army of missionaries ready to help unload your suit cases and take the new missionaries to where they will be living, eating, sleeping and studying being a missionary.
McKay said, Enough pictures...it is time to get this done, and just like that he was heading down the sidewalk...
Morris filmed and took tons of pictures
and kept the tears "Snow" under control for the moment.
She had the eyes of a missionary mom
proud of her son, concerned for her son, faith in her son,
and complete faith in her Father in heaven.
Topping the missionary mom's eyes are the constant glimmer of tears.
Each will remain in her eyes until 2 years from now when again she hugs on her son.