Friends, feathers and fellowship
Jan02

Friends, feathers and fellowship

Friday December 28 was the date of the eleventh annual Balsam Christmas Bird Count (CBC) – 11 dates but 10 actual counts as the 2009 CBC was cancelled due to inclement weather (snow, high winds and temperatures in the teens.) This year’s weather was much better for the Balsam count – cloudy to overcast, breezy and cool but not too bad. We wound up with 70 total species, which is about par for the Balsam circle. Two cool species,...

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Great counting at Kituwah
Feb23

Great counting at Kituwah

This year was the 15th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen-science project created by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society. The count took place between Feb. 17 and Feb. 20. For the past seven or eight years I have used the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) as an excuse to visit my old stomping grounds in Northeast Louisiana. I would go over, spend the weekend visiting friends and take one day to count birds...

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