On Saturday, February 15, 2014, 12 members and friends of the Friends of the Fossil Beds, gathered at the Florissant Fossil Beds NM to participate in the international Great Backyard Bird Count. It is held every year in February for 4 days. Well over 100 countries participate each year. It is sponsored by Cornell Ornithology Lab and Audubon.
It was a chilly windy morning but all who participated at the Monument had a great time. The 2-1/2 hour count yielded 9 species and 33 individual birds including a golden eagle.
Please mark your calendars to join us next year for this Friends
Annual event – Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Photo: Wayne Johnston