IntoBirds was thrilled to take part of the Great Backyard Bird Count last weekend February 16-19 sponsored by our friends at The Cornell Lab, the Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada here at our headquarters in Ridgefield, CT.

It was a crazy four days of weather with a snowstorm mixed in, but that didn’t stop us from our count.

We had a several species at our Droll Yankees Feeder, at our feeding stump, and in the yard.

Here’s some of the highlights from our backyard bird count.

Black-capped Chickadee at the Droll Yankees feeder during the Great Backyard Bird Count

Black-capped Chickadee at the Droll Yankees feeder during the Great Backyard Bird Count

White-throated Sparrow from the Great Backyard Bird Count

White-throated Sparrow from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Tufted Titmouse from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Tufted Titmouse from the Great Backyard Bird Count

House Wren from the Great Backyard Bird Count

House Wren from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Female Cardinal from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Female Cardinal from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Male House Finch from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Male House Finch from the Great Backyard Bird Count

American Goldfinch at the Droll Yankees feeder during the Great Backyard Bird Count

American Goldfinch at the Droll Yankees feeder during the Great Backyard Bird Count

Turkey Vulture from the Great Backyard Bird Count

Turkey Vulture from the Great Backyard Bird Count

 

Totals from the Great Backyard Bird Count

The total from intoBirds Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17, 2018:

House Finch: 24

Dark-eye Junco: 21

Black-caped Chickadee: 18

Tufted Titmouse:16

House Sparrow: 23

White-throated Sparrow: 13

Northern Cardinal: 9

White-breasted Nuthatch: 3

Downy Woodpecker: 3

Blue Jays: 4

American Goldfinch: 6

American Crows: 14

Red-tailed Hawks: 8

Song Sparrows: 11

Turkey Vultures: 8

Cedar Waxwings: 7

Red-bellied Woodpeckers: 2

Carolina Wren: 3

Mockingbird: 3

TOTAL: 196

Early Spring Visitors

And just two days after the Great Backyard Bird Count when we experienced balmy 70-degree weather, we saw our first American Robins, Eastern Bluebirds and European Starlings of 2018.

They just missed the cut. But we’re glad to have them as a reminder that spring is just around the corner.

Now get out and see birds!

Renee

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