Migratory birds, hundreds of millions counted


This video is called Chaffinch – Beautiful Bird on Display and Singing a Song.

The Dutch SOVON ornithologists report that this week, on 11 November 2014, the one million hours milestone in counting migrating birds for the site trektellen.nl was reached.

For this site, started in the Netherlands in 2002, many people count birds now, including in far away countries like Morocco or Azerbaijan. Scheveningen in the Netherlands is the spot where most counting has been done.

The top three for migratory birds in the Netherlands is:

1. Starling: 75,804,934
2. Chaffinch: 35,785,032
3. Wood pigeon: 26,390,999

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