Thursday, December 25, 2008

E-bird and the Birdiest Day So Far at Home

Has anyone tried e-bird? I've heard about it, and today, since I saw the most species ever in my backyard (a great christmas present) I decided to go to and report my observations. The bird of the day? A brown tree creeper. I couldn't believe that this tiny little bird was crawling up our bur oak tree, almost getting lost in the deep furrowed bark. Here is my list, courtesty of E-bird. Amazing what you can see just from the kitchen window.

Location: Worthington Bur Oak
Observation date: 12/25/08
Number of species: 11

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Carolina Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 4
Dark-eyed Junco 20
Common Grackle 1
House Sparrow 2


  1. There was a GREAT segment on birding today and ebird on Talk of the Nation's Science Friday on NPR. You should go listen if they have a podcast of it!!

  2. Cool Beth. I was showing my mom videos of your little one last night. I'll go right now to look for it. Thanks Beth!