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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Great Backyard Bird Count Withdrawals

For the past five years, my favorite part of working for Audubon was working behind the scenes of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Almost as soon as I was hired, Paul Green (now with Tucson Audubon) put me in charge of the regional reviewers and customer service emails during the count. I loved spending the whole weekend connecting with thousands of people out counting birds. Doing everything in my power to get more people out counting more birds.

Since I was let go by Audubon last summer, I'm obviously not working the GBBC this year.

I miss it. A lot.

This weekend during the count, I find myself looking at the GBBC website. Wondering how the numbers compare with last year at this time in the count. Wishing I still had access to the behind the scenes metrics to know how the count is going. Looking at the count now from outside.

Serious GBBC withdrawals.


Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

We love participating in the count each year and then checking out the website for results. Good clean fun!


Patrick B. said...

From a state reviewer's standpoint, they're doing a nice job but you're missed! We used to get more form letters to send to participants (like RHWP vs. RBWP), though.

Dawn Fine said...

Oh are making me sad for you...
Are you counting birds anyway?

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Miyoko Chu said...

We miss you too!!

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