Non-Game Wildlife Biologist Pam Perry and Christmas Bird Counts
Today Pam Perry was back with us - this time to talk Christmas Bird Counts. They are now through the beginning of January...You can check the map to find a bird count near you.
And additional information from their website:
The Minnesota Christmas Bird Count has a rich
history dating back to the 6th count in 1905.
Minneapolis and Red Wing were the locations of that first Minnesota
census. The Minneapolis count was conducted by the Kenwood Bird Club,
and recorded eight species, while the Red Wing Count - conducted by
Charles Borgen and Nels Phillips - recorded seven.
During the next 103 years, the Christmas Bird
Count has been conducted uninterrupted in the state
and has grown to include almost 70 census circles and involved more
than 28,000 participants. Each and every year greater than 1,000
canvas the state to conduct the survey. These participants have logged
nearly 77,000 total hours, traveling approximately 548,000 miles.
The Minnesota CBC has tallied over 8.5 million birds of 201 species.