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Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas Bird Count time

The 107th Audubon Christmas Bird Count is here. Over the next few weeks, people all across the country will search every bush and tree to count the birds in their count circle area. Our southern NH count is tomorrow, so we hope all the birds will show up. We will be counting on our own property, then join with friends to search other areas of our town. One of the things we like the very best about that day, is that every bird counts, whether it's the Northen Cardinal in your backyard, or some never-seen-before-rarity. If you would like to participate in your town, go to this link.


Anonymous said...

Hello...we have the CBC on December 15. That is tomorrow. Our backyard feeders are busy. While we were having -3Celsius temperatures about a week ago, I witnessed 4 bluejays, 2 Downy Woodpeckers (m and f), @20 house sparrows, 7 black capped chickadees, 1 starling(very miserable), 6 common redpolls, 10 siskins, a red breasted nuthatch and a white breasted nuthatch. Overhead, at one point, a flock of about 100 Bohemian waxwings flew ovr. In the past week, I was totally shocked to see a bald eagle come overhead towards our yard, zero in, not land and fly over the house. That was memorable! Thought you might like to know what is going on here in the Northern city of Alberta, Canada.

Lillian Stokes said...

You certainly do have a lot going on. We would consider ourselves very lucky to see Bohemian Waxwings here in southern NH. Good Luck on your CBC, ours is tomorrow too.

Anonymous said...

Hi again...Did you think that -30C was incorrect or was that my error? I truly did mean -30Celsius. I wanted to point out how birds survive through our cold winters. Thanks for posting my report, just the same. I must have missed the '0' key!

Anonymous said...

CBC in Rapid City, SD in the Black Hills is Sunday, 17th. Hope for some interesting creatures tomorrow, too.

Anonymous said...

And this past Saturday, I helped with the Christmas count at Brazos Bend State Park. We had about 50 people helping and found 151 species of birds.

Some of our best birds were glossy ibis - we had the other species as well- least flycatcher, woodcock and least grebe. We had several hundred robins and thousands of red winged blackbirds.

The highest counts in our upper-centraal coast of Texas area will have over 200 species. It really does make a difference the further south you go. We also needed sunscreen on our bare arms and our summer hats. Temps were about 65 to 78 during the count which had us counting by 7A.

Marilyn Kircus
Houston, TX

Lillian Stokes said...

Wow, Texas probably does have the highest counts in the country, what fun!