The Great Backyard Bird Count

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This past weekend, The Lodge undertook a Great Backyard Bird Watch by keeping close count of the species, number and frequency of the birds in our “backyard.”

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A Tufted Titmouse sits on Outdoor Adventure Guide Jordan’s hand.

Guests and staff who participated watched for at least 15 minutes and wrote down: a best estimate of how many birds they saw; what species; the date and time; and if they were traveling or stationary when observed.   A Backyard Bird Watch is a great way to be a citizen scientist and contribute to the study of bird trends over time. Here are some of the results and photos from our weekend watch!

American Crow 11
American Goldfinch 22
American Tree Sparrow 1
Bald Eagle 4
Black Capped Chickadee 47
Blue Jay 8
Canadian Goose 5
Common Raven 1
Dark-Eyed Junco 15
Downy Woodpecker 24
Eastern Bluebird 2
European Starling 27
Hairy Woodpecker 14
Herring Seagull 5
Mourning Dove 28
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Red-Bellied Woodpecker 7
Red-Tailed Hawk 3
Tufted Titmouse 24
White-Breasted Nuthatch 40
Wild Turkey 18
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Two Black Capped Chickadees

 

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Downy Woodpecker

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A Tufted Titmouse and a Downy Woodpecker