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The picture is a Great Horned Owl taken by Larry Jeanblanc.                          Last Updated 12/29/16

Christmas Bird Count

We had a great CBC in 2016. We saw the second most species ever. We had some great birds. We didn't add any new species to the count but we had high counts of three species. Black Vultures are increasing in the area and the 5 we had this year was our highest count. Sandhill Cranes were moving the day of our count and several groups flew over totaling about 436 birds. We also had our high count of Common Mergansers. See the full results on the Christmas Bird Count tab.

Recent Bird Sightings

The warblers are almost gone but later migrants are moving through the area. There are lots of kinglets around and we have been seeing a few Red-breasted Nuthatches. There was a Franklin's Gull on the beach for a couple days and a couple first year Lesser Black-backed Gulls have been around for awhile.

Lesser Black-backed Gull at Buck Creek State Park beach on October 16.

Lesser Black-backed Gull at Buck Creek State Park beach on October 16.

Franklin's Gull on beach at Buck Creek State Park on 10/15/16 and 10/16/16


Lark Sparrow by Doug Overacker June 13, 2015