The Great Backyard Bird Watch



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers EYES ON THE SKIES - Participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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EYES ON THE SKIES – Participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FINDING FEATHERS - Sherman Oaks backyard nature store Wild Wings co-owner Bonnie McFarlin and daughter Gwen, 12, peek into the brush with their binoculars as they help lead a group of participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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FINDING FEATHERS – Sherman Oaks backyard nature store Wild Wings co-owner Bonnie McFarlin and daughter Gwen, 12, peek into the brush with their binoculars as they help lead a group of participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers HIGH FLIER - From left, Sherman Oaks resident Nina Dusedau, Calabasas resident Bonnie McFarlin, co-owner of backyard nature store Wild Wings, and Hollywood resident Allison Brooker lean back to watch a raptor circle overhead during the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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HIGH FLIER – From left, Sherman Oaks resident Nina Dusedau, Calabasas resident Bonnie McFarlin, co-owner of backyard nature store Wild Wings, and Hollywood resident Allison Brooker lean back to watch a raptor circle overhead during the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers AVIAN ACCOUNT - North Hollywood resident Laura Pogoler, left, and Brentwood resident Cheryl Spound, right, check their guidebooks as fellow participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors with guidance from the owners of Wild Wings backyard nature store at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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AVIAN ACCOUNT – North Hollywood resident Laura Pogoler, left, and Brentwood resident Cheryl Spound, right, check their guidebooks as fellow participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors with guidance from the owners of Wild Wings backyard nature store at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers NATURAL PREDATOR - A raptor, possibly a red-shoulder hawk, delights dedicated birdwatchers and novices alike during the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count as it soars over the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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NATURAL PREDATOR – A raptor, possibly a red-shoulder hawk, delights dedicated birdwatchers and novices alike during the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count as it soars over the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers FEATHERED CAMOUFLAGE - Scott Logan, co-owner of Wild Wings backyard nature store, helps participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors in the trees and sky over the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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FEATHERED CAMOUFLAGE – Scott Logan, co-owner of Wild Wings backyard nature store, helps participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors in the trees and sky over the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.



IRIS SMOOT/Acorn Newspapers EYES ON THE SKIES - Participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.

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EYES ON THE SKIES – Participants in the 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count look to the skies to spot finches, jays, sparrows and raptors at the Mountains Restoration Trust Headwaters Corner on Sunday, February 17. As part of the international count, conducted by Cornell University and the National Audubon Society, participants note the species of each bird and number of individuals, then send in their data to help monitor bird populations through the years.yar

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