Christmas Bird Count 2016

Jan 8, 2017 by

Conditions were a bit challenging for our sixth Christmas Bird Count (CBC) in Glen Providence Park – it was freezing rain! The ground was slick, the sound of the rain made it difficult to hear the birds, our binoculars fogged, and the eyepieces filled with water. The scenery was lovely nonetheless, with ice glistening on the trees, and we managed to identify some of the usual suspects. It certainly was a refreshing Saturday morning in the midst of the holidays!

It was the 117th year for the CBC โ€“ the worldโ€™s longest-running Citizen Science survey! Here is our official Christmas Bird Count list for Saturday, December 17, 2016:



Mourning Dove – 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker – 1
Downy Woodpecker – 3
Blue Jay – 1
American Crow – 1
Carolina Chickadee – 2
Tufted Titmouse – 4
White-breasted Nuthatch – 2
American Robin – 20
Northern Mockingbird – 1
Dark-eyed Junco – 2
White-throated Sparrow – 3
Northern Cardinal – 1

Pond panorama


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