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?
Oliver Otis Howard (1830-1909), from Maine, graduated from West Point in 1856. During the Civil War, he fought at Manassas; Fair Oaks – where he lost his right arm; Antietam; Chancellorsville; Gettysburg; Chattanooga; Atlanta; and participated in the march across Georgia. In 1865 he headed the Freedmans’ Bureau, which resettled and enforced the rights of newly freed African-American slaves in the South. His interest in their education led him to establish Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. From 1886 to the end of his Army career, he commanded the U.S. Army in the Eastern United States from Governors Island.