Christmas Bird Count is Dec. 30

The annual Christmas Count for the Audubon Society is coming up Sunday, Dec. 30. There are 13 suggested routes, some of which are good for driving, walking and skiing.

There are suggested routes. If you have a private property or an area not listed within 7.5 miles of the Pinedale Library, feel free to count birds on it. You may also want to just watch your birdfeeder, which is great. First come, first served on the routes; let me know soon if you are looking for a specific route.

Everyone is welcome and if you know of anyone who would like to join us, please feel free to let them know.

We will have our usual potluck dinner at the library, starting at 5:30 p.m. that same evening. Fred Pflughoft and I will both be giving a short presentation with prizes.

Some of the birds seen on previous winter Christmas Bird Counts include geese, trumpeter swans, grouse, hawks, eagles, falcons, woodpeckers, horned larks, rosy finches, red-winged and Brewer’s blackbirds, pine grosbeaks, pine siskins, Wilson’s snipe, rock pigeons, American goldfinches and the American robin. Some that usually migrate out of this area are occasionally seen in winter.

Contact Elizabeth Boehm at [email protected] for more information about routes and winter birds.

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