Bird watchers shattered records, with some help from CARP Members in Canada
It was another exciting, record-breaking year for the Great Backyard Bird Count. Participants from 135 countries around the globe submitted 144,000 bird checklists, eclipsing last years 110 countries. Canada made a stellar contribution with 13,458 checklists.
The information gathered by tens of thousands of volunteers helps track the health of bird populations at a scale that would not otherwise be possible. The Northern Cardinal appeared on more checklists than any other bird, while the Red-winged Blackbird was the most numerous species, with more than 1.6 million individuals counted. Visit the GBBC website for more count highlights, including Top 10 Lists.
Thank you for helping create this years historic snapshot of the worlds bird populations. The Great Backyard Bird Count would not be possible without so many of you taking the time to watch birds and share your observations. See you next year for the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015!
The GBBC is a joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society with partner Bird Studies Canada and support from sponsor Wild Birds Unlimited. Special thanks to CARP for helping promote the event in Canada.
Kerrie Wilcox, Bird Studies Canada