2016 Christmas Bird Count (CBC) Report

By Chris Cash,
Past President & CBC Chair

CBC 2016 was another great event. The count took place on Wednesday, December 14th.   Approximately 40 folks went into the field, and over 20 counted at their feeders. It was a brisk and overcast day - good for viewing birds.  

We ended up with 81 identified species, and unidentified sparrow, hawk and duck species.  Our total was 5189 birds.  Both numbers and species were up from 2015.  High species count went to the American Coot at 525.  Next five highest counts were American Goldfinch (413), Dark-eyed Junco (362), White-throated Sparrow (234), Eastern Bluebird (227), and American Robin (214).  A Summer Tanager, our only rare bird, was identified by Diane Condon.

The results dinner was held at Johnna's at The DeSoto Club on Thursday, December 15th.  A good time was had by all.  Thanks to all the team leaders and participants.  Special thanks go to Keith Salisbury.  This was his last year as team leader, but he will continue to help with the computer compilation.  Angela and John Taylor will take over Keith's team.

The 2017 CBC will be held Monday, December 18th.  Put it on your calendar now!