Saturday, September 19, 2020

Audubon Counts Birds

Though not unusual,  this osprey taking a bath in Avalon Lake at Sugden Park was certainly one of the more interesting sightings. SUBMITTED photo

Though not unusual, this osprey taking a bath in Avalon Lake at Sugden Park was certainly one of the more interesting sightings. SUBMITTED photo

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Audubon worldwide counted birds on the four day weekend of February 13 through 16. It was the annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) and involved 116 countries, with individual volunteers sitting on their back porches or tramping through their forests, and reporting the number of birds of every species spotted. 42,862 persons in the US participated, identifying 620 species.

Among locals participating in the GBBC, Carl and Joan Kelly counted on all four days in four separate locations, Isles of Capri, Eagle Lakes Community Park, Sugden Regional Park and 10,000 Islands Marsh Walk. They recorded 42 species of shorebirds, wading birds, songbirds, and raptors. Website: gbbc@cornell.org

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