The Great Backyard Bird Count results - the best ever!
This year proved to be the biggest count in the GBBC’s 20-year history! Final results reveal 2017 had the highest number of checklists submitted as well as the highest number of species reported. Worldwide, a total of 5940 species were reported. Closer to home, Florida came in 4th in the U.S. for the highest number of checklists submitted and 3rd with the highest number of species (309) reported.
The three counties that we serve had active participation as well. Duval participants submitted 252 checklists with a tally of 152 species. Nassau county reported 91 species and Clay reported 79 species. Thank you to all who participated in this citizen-science project!