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My 2019 Christmas Bird Count

Most folks with a passion for birds know about the “Christmas Bird Count”, so for those veterans please indulge me while I say a little bit about it to those who may not know. In the late 1800s there were contests held around Christmas time in which the contestants would spend the morning shooting all … Read more

2018-12-22 Christmas Bird Count

One day a year I enjoy the mere act of counting birds. It’s not for ego. It’s not done to call attention to myself. It’s not for an ‘I got more than you’ motivation. It is the Christmas Bird Count, a citizen science endeavor, where the birding community pulls together to survey the birds present … Read more