Great Backyard Bird Count Results

February 23rd, 2018 by gardens_admin

Smith-Gilbert Gardens hosted a Great Backyard Bird Count event on Saturday, February 17th and boy was it a success! Our citizen scientists recorded over 34 species throughout the day (see complete list below). DSCN2962

Visitors were encouraged to grab a pair of binoculars and identification sheet and see what they could spot in the Garden

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We were so excited to have representatives from Bird Watcher Supply Co. and West Cobb Public Library to offer bird watching tips and share story time with our youngest Garden visitors.

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Volunteer birders led tours throughout the Garden, helping visitors spot those hard to find birds…

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There were many fine-feathered friends to be found!

Here is the complete list of species spotted:

Turkey Vulture
Red-shouldered Hawk
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Blue Jay
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Northern Cardinal
Sandhill Crane
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
Pine Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
House Finch
Downy Woodpecker
American Robin
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Black Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird

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