Friday, September 30, 2011

A Change of Seasons, Exciting News

1. Lincoln's sparrow-kab Song Sparrow 9-29-11 Colchester, CT

The misty, muggy, foggy days of Autumn have brought more than one kind of change to me this year. Besides the migrating birds I am seeing, another new experience is opening up before me. Many of you already know that I am an avid eBirder. As a result, I have found a kindred spirit in Robert Mortensen of the Birding is Fun blog. So when he asked me if I would become a regular contributor on his blog, I eagerly agreed! Click on the Birding is Fun link to get the full story.

Meanwhile, once again I have been travelling all over New England. After having just returned from a three day trip to Connecticut to visit my family and count some birds, I am off at Plum Island today with Dawn Fine and some of the birders from Birders who Blog, Tweet, and Chirp.

2. Turkey-kab Wild Turkeys 9-29-11 Colchester, CT

One of the good things about eBird is that it keeps all of your lists organized for you. With a just a simple click of the mouse, you can check on any sighting you have had anywhere as long as you have entered that data into the eBird data base. If you have not tried eBird before or have not tried it in awhile, they have recently improved the data entry process, which makes it easier than ever. Just click on the eBird link to learn more or start your own account. Click on the badge at the top of the sidebar to learn about the eBird Challenge!

The following data is from My eBird Statistics:

eBird Stats for September 2011

Life

Year

Month

Total Species

414

163

86

Total Checklists

3414

851

69

Counties Counted In      
1. Essex, MA

106

96

37

2. Barnstable, MA

63

63

38

3. Suffolk, MA

18

17

8

4. New London, CT

103

66

22

5. Middlesex, CT

57

39

9

6. Windham, CT

33

17

6

7. Rockingham, NH

50

46

30

8. Somerset, ME

67

47

4

9. Cumberland, ME

30

14

2

10. Kennebec, ME

22

14

3

11. York, ME

20

4

4

5 comments:

  1. What fun for you!! I'll check out the site. My brother-in-law keeps his bird count on e-bird and just loves the challenge!!

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  2. Wahoo! Glad to have you on board Kathie. I'm totally jealous that you're out birding with Dawn and Dan right now.

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  3. Hi Kathie

    Great news I am sure you will enjoy that.I love the turkeys.

    Regards
    Guy

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  4. Wonderful news, Kathie! I will check out that blog. I do some ebird but not all the time. Love the turkey photo. I usully always post on my listserve the MDOSPREY for my neighborhood.

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  5. hey kathie! that's great news that you found another blog...more 'bird' people to share with!! your list there...wow!! THAT'S A LOT of birds!

    LOVE those turkeys. gobble gobble. i'm sure they know that it's almost time for them to run and hide! gobble gobble!!

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Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.