One of our favorite birding events is the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This program is an
enjoyable and informative way to review and prepare for the CBC. Using her photography of our
winter birds, Sharon Dewart-Hansen will focus on the birds most likely to be seen during the
winter count. At this program you can join in with other winter birders, hone your birding skills,
and enjoy the exceptional bird photography. Information on the upcoming CBC, to be held
December 17 th , will be discussed and you can sign up to participate in the CBC.
Sharon Dewart-Hansen has been a birder “off and on” since 1972. She has led field trips for
Montana Audubon Big Sky Festivals, Last Chance Audubon and Birds and Beasleys. She is a
Christmas Bird Count section leader. Her excellent photographs are frequently seen on eBird and
have been published in Montana Outdoors magazine as well as newspapers. She is the
Membership Committee chair and Board member of Last Chance Audubon Society. Sharon is a
retired Quality Reviewer/Coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. She has a
Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education/History, with minor in Native American Studies from
Northland College and a Master’s Degree in American Studies with emphasis in Native
American Studies from the University of Wyoming.
Photo: Common Redpoll by Sharon Dewart-Hansen