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Illinois Spring Bird Count – 20...

Illinois Spring Bird Count – 2013

Every year members of the Birdfreak Team participate in the Illinois Spring Bird Count, a citizen science project geared at counting birds across the state. County by county, birders try and find as many birds as possible during migration. This year we found out that some less-covered counties are counting on Sunday instead of the […]

2011 Great Backyard Bird Count –...

2011 Great Backyard Bird Count – Illinois

The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count is over and here are the results we recorded from northern Illinois (Rockford). Dad and Arizona looking for birds in the front yard Friday we had 5 species, Saturday 14, Sunday 3, and Monday just 2. Most counting hours were spent on Saturday when we had more time to […]

The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count

The 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18th through the 21st is the 14th Annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)! This really is the easiest count of the year and a good time to become a Citizen Scientist! The GBBC is a four day event that captures a “snapshot” of where the birds are across North America. By counting for fifteen […]

3rd Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count Rec...

3rd Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count Recap

I started the Rock Cut Christmas Bird Count three seasons ago. This year we had large preserved lands CLOSED due to hunting so we were limited. However, the main location of Rock Cut State Park was open and well-covered. Here are the highlights! We counted 1,072 birds of 32 species. Of these there were 47 […]

2010 Rockford Christmas Bird Count Re...

2010 Rockford Christmas Bird Count Recap

Although we don’t have the final numbers for the whole count (yet) here is a recap of what we saw on the 2010 Rockford Christmas Bird Count. We started the day in single-digit temperatures and really didn’t advance into double digits. My feet were practically frozen from the start but after a battery of American […]

Christmas Bird Count Season is Upon U...

Christmas Bird Count Season is Upon Us!

We are preparing for two upcoming Christmas Bird Counts this weekend: Saturday, December 18th [Rockford] and Sunday, December 19th [Rock Cut State Park]. The weather looks to be cold but not as bad as past counts. If you haven’t signed up for a count, head on over to Audubon and sign up to one in […]

Big Sit! 2010 – Deer Run Forest...

Big Sit! 2010 – Deer Run Forest Preserve [Illinois]

The Illinois half of the Birdfreak Team participated in the Big Sit! 2010 at Deer Run Forest Preserve in Winnebago County in northern Illinois. This was the first year we did the Big Sit! at Deer Run. All the past years have been in Rock Cut State Park (also in Winnebago County) with last year’s […]

The 16th Annual Big Sit! Where Will t...

The 16th Annual Big Sit! Where Will the Birdfreaks Be Sitting?

The Big Sit! is a nationwide birding event held every year. It is brought to us by Bird Watcher’s Digest and sponsored by our favorite optics company, Swarovski Optik. The Big Sit! is a simple event in which birders stay in one spot (a pre-determined 17-foot diameter circle) and observe all the bird species they […]

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