OMG, check this out! (I'm so excited...) This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count: all across the country, everyone who participates will be counting birds and sending their data in to the project, co-sponsored by the Audubon Society and Cornell University's Ornithology Lab.
I am SOOOOO doing it...gotta go now and study my bird guide so that I can ID something other than a crow... Come on, get out your binoculars and join me! Bird Geeks Unite!
(Again, I feel compelled to point out that I mean "bird geek" in the very best way--I'm not actually knowledgeable enough to be a true bird geek; I'm more of a journeyman bird geek...)