Day 1 – GBBC

Here are two feathered friends that we had this morning. A Pine Siskin (female) and a House Finch (male). Clear blue skies and 47 degrees here in Boise. A great start to the count. It’s supposed to rain tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of the photos. Keep Looking Up! Here is a copy of the sightings we submitted this morning.

Thank you for entering your observation in this year’s Great Backyard Bird Count. Below is a report summarizing the bird checklist you submitted.

Defending the territory!

Here is the information you gave for this observation.

Record ID: S9852988
Email: 83702, Boise, Ada County, ID
Observation Date : FEB 17, 2012
Start Time: 9:30 AM
Total Birding Time: 1 hour

Pine Siskin on ground

Party Size: 2
Skill: good
Weather: excellent
Snow Depth: No snow was present
Habitat(s): Urban
Number of Species: 10
All Reported: yes
Rock Pigeon – 7
Mourning Dove – 8
Northern Flicker – 1
American Crow – 3
Song Sparrow – 18
Dark-eyed Junco – 7
House Finch – 23
Pine Siskin – 17
American Goldfinch – 12
House Sparrow – 27
Canada Geese – 7

Information submitted through February 20, 2012 will be included in online reports within 60 minutes. Information submitted after February 20, 2012 will be included in online reports within 2 hours. To see how your results fit into the big picture, go to the Great Backyard Bird Count home page and click on “Explore the Results.” If your bird checklist included unusual species or high numbers of individuals, you may receive an email from a regional editor requesting more details.

House Finches sitting high in the tree.

Thanks for participating in the 2012 Great Backyard Bird Count. Please join us again for next year’s count. Mark your calendars for February 15-18, 2013.

If you enjoyed the Great Backyard Bird Count, check out eBird at, where you can report the birds you see every day of the year. eBird helps you keep track of your lists–and archives your sightings so they’re accessible to everyone, including other bird watchers and scientists. It’s easy and fun to use–and it’s absolutely free!

The Great Backyard Bird Count and eBird are joint projects of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, National Audubon Society, and Bird Studies Canada. Please help support these and other efforts on behalf of birds by becoming a member. Visit for membership in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, for membership in the National Audubon Society, or for membership in Bird Studies Canada. Thank you for your support!



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