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!
Black-bellied Whistling Ducks
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
All Photos: © John Mark Simmons