Thursday, April 21, 2011

Youth Birding Competition

On April 16-17, 2011, we participated in the 6th Annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, where we went all around the state of Georgia looking for as many species of birds as we could find in 24 hours.  Starting at 5:00 on April 16, the search began.  After an exhausting 24 hours, we finished at the Charlie Elliot Wildlife Center.  We ended up identifying 112 birds, our most exciting find being a Black-bellied Whistling Duck.  Our team placed third over all which was pretty good for our first year in the High School division.  Next year, we hope to get first place!                        

Tree Swallow

Cattle Egret 

Black-bellied Whistling Ducks


Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Tri-colored Heron

Happy birding,

All Photos: © John Mark Simmons 

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