The 2004 Great Backyard Bird Count took place February 13-16. We prepared for the count by reading about birds,
and by making bird feeders to entice them into our yard.
We actually only counted birds on two of the days, and for a total
of probably 1 hour. During that time we counted:
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 5
American Crow 6
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Northern Mockingbird 1
The white-crowned sparrow was a new identification for us. We learned that the house
finches and mourning doves came to eat as couples. Juncos and mourning doves were ground-feeders, and house finches
weren't picky about where their food came from.