Image courtesy of Wikimedia
American Pipit - Image courtesy of Wikimedia

By Bob Reistroffer

On January 1, 2023 the 41st 3CBC was held as part of Audubon's 123rd Christmas Bird Count. Thirteen field observers and one feeder watcher joined and spent a partially 
sunny day finding 9,608 birds and 99 species. The temperature ranged from 40° to 46°. This was the cool day with a low fog in the morning and partly cloudy in the 
We had a couple of new birds to this count:

  • 1 Brandt’s Cormorant,
  • 1 American Pipit

Sightings during the count week:

  • Common Loon,
  • Snow Goose,
  • Sharp-shinned Hawk,
  • Peregrine Falcon,
  • Great Horned Owl,
  • Eurasian Wigeon,
  • Northern Harrier,
  • Short-billed (Mew Gull),
  • Pileated Woodpecker,
  • Brown-headed Cowbird.

Thank you all for a great job. Hope to see you all next year on Monday, Jan 1, 2024.

*** Change of note for 2024 ***
I would like to say welcome and thank you to Becky Kent who has volunteered to take over the compilation of the 3CBC