Monday, December 19, 2005

Christmas Bird Count 2005

On Saturday, December 17th I participated in the 106th annual Christmas Bird Count CBC Home page .
I was a member of the Ramsey, NJ count circle (CBC code=NJRA).
This circle was doing their 53rd consecutive count year!, and this was my 5th year on the team.
The area my team covered is the Greenwood Lake/West Milford area. Other team members were Dave S., Sean O., Malcolm C., Kevin W., and a visiting birder from Maryland named Jim.
This year my team saw a total of 57 species, of which I saw 52. Personal favorites were Red-Shouldered Hawk, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Great Horned Owl, Rufous Towhee, and Cooper's Hawk.
(Red-Shouldered Hawk photo credit - Irene Lindsay)