Olympia, WA is for the birds!
If you are like me, you may have a few bird feeders with different kinds of feed in your yard to attract all different kinds of birds. Here in Olympia, WA, we are fortunate to have a very diverse bird population, and it’s interesting to see who visits your backyard feeders!
This weekend, the Audubon Society needs your help in the Great Backyard Bird Count to assess the bird population. It’s easy to do. Look out your window for at least 15 minutes on any day from Friday, February 17th to Monday, February 20th, and count the number of birds you see. Then log in your results at www.birdcount.org/gbbc.
You’ll need to be able to identify the birds as well and write the highest number of that species you saw at one time. This website also has a helpful identifier download.
In the Olympia area, past volunteer bird counters counter 105 species! That is a lot of birds compared to surrounding areas that only counted 48-65 species. Not only do the birds like living in Olympia, but you just may like it, too!
If you’d like to learn more about living in the capitol city of Washington, call me today! I’d love to give you a bird’s eye view of the great neighborhoods in Olympia, WA.