The Great Backyard Bird Count T. Gilbert Pearson (Guilford County) Chapter of National Audubon Society and other Audubon chapters will be participating in the 13th annual GBBC on Feb. 12-15, 2010. All North Carolina photographs used in the this presentation are by Dennis Burnette, TGP Audubon.
T. Gilbert Pearson (Guilford County) Chapter of National Audubon Society and other Audubon chapters will be participating in the 13th annual GBBC on Feb. 12-15, 2010.
All North Carolina photographs used in the this presentation are by Dennis Burnette, TGP Audubon.
Northern Cardinal, Guilford County, NC
House Finch, Greensboro, NC
8th Winston-Salem – 272
9th Durham – 270
19th Wilmington – 250
(#1 was Mentor, Ohio with 762 checklists)
Great Blue Herons breed on Lake Brandt and elsewhere in Guilford County.
Great for children, youth, and adults of all ages.
1. Count birds anywhere for at least 15 minutes.
2. Tally the highest number of individuals of each species seen together at one time
3. Enter your counts at www.birdcount.org.
High Point City Lake Marina
It’s called a “backyard” bird count, but we have a big “backyard.” The bird below was in a park in Greensboro.
Gray Catbird on the boardwalk at the Bog Garden in Greensboro.
Great Egret and Canada Geese on Lake Townsend, Greensboro.
Northern Mockingbird at Price Park, Greensboro
Yellow-bellied sapsucker, a northern woodpecker, migrates into the Triad every winter, then returns north in spring to breed.
This species now breeds on the NC coast and has been seen in the Triad.
Snow Geese are abundant on the NC coast and occasionally visit the Piedmont.
Pine Siskins showed up in backyards and at feeders all over the Piedmont in 2009.
American Crow at Price Park, Greensboro.
Carolina Wren near Pleasant Garden, Guilford County.
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Snow Geese in flight over the North Carolina Outer Banks.
Tufted Titmouse on a homemade suet ball, Greensboro.
U.S. and Canada
Bald Eagle, High Point City Lake
Good luck during the Great Backyard Bird Count,
February 12-15, 2010
The bird list for the Triad is a bit different from the top 10 species on the combined list from all of North America.
Northern Cardinal, Greensboro
All photographs were shot in North Carolina by Dennis Burnette, TGP Audubon.
This is a southeastern species that’s very common in our area.
The Dark-eyed Junco (below), called “snow bird” by old-timers, is a close relative of sparrows that spends the winter in the Triad in large numbers.
White-throated Sparrow is a common winter resident.
Song Sparrows are here year-round.
American Robin, Bog Garden, Greensboro
Northern Mockingbird, Price Park, Greensboro
Flock of robins in a Greensboro yard.
Both the medium-sized Red-bellied Woodpecker (above) and the Downy Woodpecker are easily brought into our Triad backyards with suet feeders.
Common Grackle, Greensboro deck
These species often come to dog food, scraps thrown out in our backyards, and occasionally to bird feeders.
European Starling, Greensboro yard
American Crow, Price Park, Greensboro
Eastern Blue Bird
In winter both of these species may form loose flocks.
The southern Carolina Chickadee is replaced by the Black-capped Chickadee further north.
For more information about the T. Gilbert Pearson (Guilford County) Chapter of the National Audubon Society, we invite you to go to our website:
Presentation design and graphics by the Great Backyard Bird Count. All North Carolina photographs used in the Triad presentation are by Dennis Burnette, TGP Audubon.