The Great Backyard Birdcount (www.birdcount.ca) just happened to be this past weekend, and I probably wouldn't have noticed had Dick Cannings not issued a challenge to the complacent birders of the coast. The challenge? To best perennial favourites Penticton and Vancouver (most species) and Clearwater (most checklists submitted).
Like many birders, I submit checklists to eBird anyway, so I figured I might as well put them into the GBBC as well. I mean come on, the reputation of Victoria is on the line!
With the results posted so far, it looks like Victoria has beaten (dominated?) the competion, both in total species (119) and total checklists submitted (120)!
Let's make sure we stay ahead! If you have any sightings or checklists (15 minute minimum observation time in an area), head on over to the GBBC website and put them in!
It may be a bit premature to say "Way to go Victoria!" as the data entry deadline is March 5, but,
Way to go Victoria!