Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:27:57 GMT
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
February 17, 2006
Albany-- No, Donnie Lanier is not spying on his neighbors, but taking count of birds and the species of bird in his backyard.
February seventeenth through the twenty-first is the Great Backyard Bird Count.
The count is used to understand more about the birds in North America, and how their migratory patterns work. "some of them migrate just a short distance, Some of them migrate a long distances, I think its just to get an idea of where the birds are in the middle of the winter" said Donnie Lanier, alocal bird watcher.
This year's information could help show how birds may have been affected in areas that were hit by hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well as update numbers on declining species such as the Rusty Blackbird. Mr. Lanier says the bird count is very helpful to the survival of birds overall.
"I don't know if it will help protect them, but it will give us an idea of where they are, we know that some species are declining, and it give us an idea of where they are this particular time of the year" said Lanier.
Last year more than 52,000 checklists were sent in, with a record breaking 613 species and more than 6.5 million birds counted in the United States alone.