We Backyard Bird Counted!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Ooms Conservation Area February 16 for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

To date, over 175,000 bird checklists have been submitted, counting over 28 million birds! You can keep up to date as birdwatchers submit their findings on the Great Backyard Bird Count website – click here for more details.

Together, we counted 20 species of birds. What did we find?

Mourning Dove  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Eastern Bluebird  7
American Robin  40
European Starling  35
American Goldfinch  15
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  8
White-throated Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Northern Cardinal  2

Ooms Trail Clean up Day

Help us clean up the trails around Sutherland Pond at Ooms Conservation Area.

There is a considerable amount of litter and debris scattered along the pond and roadside trails – be a good land steward and help us keep Ooms clean! Volunteers should remember to bring water and work gloves (if you have them.)