Birding Tools

If anyone wants to keep up-to-date on bird sightings in DeKalb County, I recommend getting on their birding email list (I just joined recently). Send an email to Mike Andrews (webird [at] {replace the [at] with @}

There are over 100 birders on this email list and being connected with DeKalb birders is good for our bird club (and for finding cool birds!).

Rock Cut State Park on Saturday: 10 Common Loons, 12 Great Blue Herons, dozen Ruddy Ducks and a mix of others. We were only there for 45 minutes or so before the snow/rain got too annoying.

Yard update: we have 3 Hermit Thrushes, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, and Ruby-crowned Kinglet in the yard.

2007-2008 Duck Stamp

The new duck stamps are for sale and the Georgia Ornithological Society has them for $17.00 (the stamp is $15.00 and the extra $2.00 covers the holder and mailing). They come in a cool little keychain/holder thing that can be attached to your bin straps. I bought one last year (and will again this year) and I've read that $14.70 of the $15.00 goes directly to habitat conservation. Plus, you get in free at NWRs that normally charge.

This is one of those really cool things that birders can do to make a positive impact.