Canada Jay - Image by Mary Duvall
Canada Jay - Image by Mary Duvall

By Bob Reistroffer

On January 1, 2022 the 40th 3CBC was held as part of Audubon's 122nd Christmas Bird Count. Eleven field observers and 5 feeder watchers joined and spent a partially sunny day finding 8,620 birds and 90 species. The temperature ranged from 26° to 36°. This was the cold day with ice and snow on many roads that hampered the coverage of the area.

We had several high counts: 39 Common Raven, 154 Varied Thrush, 1 Lesser Goldfinch, 4 Cooper’s Hawk.

Seen during count week:  2 Canada Jays, 1 Rough-legged Hawk, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Canvasback, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Iceland Gull

New to the count this year:  1 Lesser Goldfinch.

Thank you all for a great job.

Hope to see you all next year on Tuesday, Jan 1, 2023.