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Results of February's Great Backyard Bird Count
by John Shenot
The 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was, to put it simply, a huge success. I want to thank all of our members and other local birders who participated. Over the four-day period from February 13 through 16, 100 different birders submitted 306 checklists of Larimer County observations to the GBBC and eBird websites. (It’s possible a few more local checklists may yet be submitted.) A year ago, 239 checklists were submitted for Larimer County during the 2014 GBBC, so this year’s total shows a 28 percent increase in participation! An impressive 98 species were observed in Larimer County (versus 84 in 2014). One person submitted 14 checklists!
Internationally, more than 147,000 checklistswere submitted for the 2015 GBBC from more than 100 countries. That’s a new record. An almost unbelievable 5,090 species were seen by participants in just four days, representing roughly half of all the bird species on earth. That’s also about 800 more species than were observed last year on the 2014 GBBC!
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