As of March 1st, 61,363 checklists had been entered on the BirdSource website for Great Backyard Bird Count 2000-nearly 20,000 more than last year. Many thanks to all who participated and helped make this year's GBBC a huge success. The checklists included 419 bird species and 4,795,584 individual birds. Mourning doves top the list for the most sightings and Canada geese were the most numerous. The data are now being analyzed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and will render important information on populations and movements of winter birds in the USA and Canada.
The GBBC website map shows that birders had the northern half of New Jersey quite thoroughly covered. In our chapter area, Pennington, Flemington and Trenton made the top ten list for most species sighted with Pennington birders the overall champs for the state with 62 species listed. We've got some hot backyard birders in our home town!
Save the same dates for next year's Great Backyard Bird Count: February 18 - 21, 2001
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