Photography by Curtis and Norma Beaird
Since 2013, we have been turning in bird checklists to eBird, a division of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. We mainly count bird species in Montgomery County, but we have also submitted checklists for other counties in Georgia as well. It has been a very interesting, informative and entertaining experience; consequently, we would do it all over again. Learning about birds and counting the various species has allowed us to see life from an entirely different perspective. We can find hope and learn about faith from observing God's glorious creation. We just wish that we would have started this journey of nature exploration a lot sooner.
Birdwatching is a very peaceful experience, especially in a world of chaos and confusion. Birdwatching forces us to slow down, focus, research and identify. In a world of fast-paced living, birdwatching is calming to the spirit. We continue to count birds and never cease to be amazed by their beauty and their behaviors. We highly encourage everyone to look to the trees and the skies!
You never know what burst of color may fly into your life!
American Goldfinch (Male)
You never know what colorful personality may land in your birdbath!
You never know who may show up for lunch!
In other words,
Birdwatching is a blessing!
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