We did it! Or, as one participant tweeted: "Way to go, citizen scientists!"
The 15th Great Backyard Bird Count, February 17-20, shattered all previous records. Bird watchers in the U.S. and Canada submitted more than 104,000 checklists, reported 623 species, and observed more than 17.4 million birds. New checklist records were set in 22 states and in 6 Canadian provinces.
And by the way, time is running out to submit checklists for ProjectFeeder Watch. The last day for counting birds is April 6, which means the last date to start a two-day count is Thursday, April 5. So get outdoors and count!!