The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event. It's free, fun, and easy-and it helps the birds."

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Northern Cardinal

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        Northern Cardinal (male), Heather Taylor, MD, 2010 GBBC

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A male cardinal will attack its own reflection in glass surfaces, thinking it's another male moving into its territory. Sometimes the bird will spend hours fighting the imaginary intruder!

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