2017 Christmas Bird Count RESULTS!

Horned Lark by Bob Martinka

The 2017 Christmas Bird Count was a roaring success!  Fifty seven hearty souls ventured out into the Helena valley for a day of counting birds.  According to compiler Coburn Currier, “We had record counts for Cackling Goose, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, and Rusty Blackbird.  We matched an existing record for White-winged Scoter and Common Grackle”.  An evening potluck at St Paul’s United Methodist Church produced some great stories and full disclosure of all birds seen during the day.  It was a great event!  Be sure to put the 2018 CBC on your “to do” list for next year!

Click the link for complete 2017 CBC Results.

Note: Additional birds seen during count week were: Great-horned Owl, Cedar Waxwing, Pacific Loon, Harris’s Sparrow and Sandhill Crane.

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