Great Backyard Bird Count – February 17, 2018

By volunteer

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Volunteer Naturalist, Karen Scout participated in this effort from Bernheim’s own Wildlife Viewing Room, located inside the Education Center.


Bernheim Forest Wildlife Viewing Room in Education Center, Bullitt, Kentucky, US
Feb 17, 2018 1:10 PM – 4:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Used the GBBC as an opportunity to engage with Bernheim visitors in my role as a Volunteer Naturalist-in-Training.
14 species

Canada Goose  6
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1     1 male
Downy Woodpecker  3     2 male, 1 female
Blue Jay  1
Carolina Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Dark-eyed Junco  10
White-throated Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  26     18 male, 8 female
Pine Siskin  10
American Goldfinch  14

View this checklist online at

This report was generated automatically by the Great Backyard Bird Count (

Karen Scout, Volunteer Naturalist

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