The results are in!

A few weeks ago, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science hosted a Great Backyard Bird Count event. For two days, birds were counted in a specific location every 15 minutes for four hours. Members of the public helped VINS staff keep an eye out — with the use of binoculars and telescopes — and tally up the numbers of species seen. The results were submitted to GBBC, and are used to help biologists throughout the world monitor bird populations.

Photo by Michelle Black.

VINS: Sunday, February 17, 2013  11AM-2PM
52 American goldfinches
2 tufted titmice
4 black-capped chickadees
3 white-breasted nuthatch
1 red-breasted nuthatch
2 American crow

VINS: Monday, February 18, 2013  11AM-2PM
3 black-capped chickadees
29 American goldfinches
2 tufted titmice

Worldwide Data: According to GBBC
Total Checklists Submitted (from around the world): 133,624  
Total Species Observed (worldwide): 3,432  
Total Individual Birds Counted: 34,185,218! 


  1. troutbirder on March 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Interesting results. And being a romantic at heart I loved the woodpecker story….:)

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