Autumn Bird Census from National Public Lands Day 2010
September 25, 2010 - National Public Lands Day
Hazy overcast to sunny, humid, 70-85 degrees
The Governors Island unit of the National Park Service marked National Public Lands Day with several events, including a bike tour from Grants Tomb to
9:30-10:30 am & 1:15-4:00 pm
Before and after the census program I counted birds in the remaining areas of the island (
The following table shows the total numbers for the day by combining the tallies from the morning census program and the tallies from Lori's and my outtings before and after the official census program.
Did You Know?
Henry “Hap” Arnold (1886-1950), a founding father of the modern U.S. Air Force, got the itch to fly while a second lieutenant in the infantry at Fort Jay in 1909, watching biplanes take off and land on Governors Island. His commanding officer told him that he knew of no better way to commit suicide. In 1911, he learned to fly with the Wright brothers and would go on to become the first five-star general of the Army Air Corps and the first and only five star general of the U.S. Air Force.