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Christmas Bird Count Editorial and other Disconcerting News

Posted by Elizabeth on January 9, 2017

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Our numbers were down a bit this year overall with many species including humans seeing lower than average numbers. This was more than likely due to the weather that we have endured over the past month. Many of the smaller birds from Chickadees through Sparrows were down. The biggest and most disconcerting was the lowest count ever recorded in our history for Great Blue Herons with just 17 individuals recorded. After what appeared to be a good breeding season where did they all go?
-Derrick