In the middle of December, I wrote a column about bird counts and the upcoming Great Backyard Bird Count that will take place Feb. 17-20. During the bird count, the Audubon Society encourages all people to spend as little or as much time as they wish counting birds.
After counting, all participants have to do to report their counts is go online and fill out the online checklist located on the Great Backyard Bird Count website.
However, the GBBC is not the only bird count the Audubon Society does.
Danville had a midwinter bird count sponsored by the National Audubon Society on Dec. 17, and the results for this count were just recently released. Reading the results from the midwinter count makes me very excited for the upcoming GBBC.
During the December count, there were 14,429 individual birds counted, representing 68 different species. This count found the most individual birds counted since 1993.