Christmas Bird Counts

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This week on the Friday Morning Show Marshall reports on the top stories from this this week's Timberjay newspaper including St. Louis County's board meeting where they tabled the vote on refugee resettlement until May, speculation on the abandoned Shopko building in Ely and the latest from the MN Chrismtas bird counts in northern MN. 

David Harrington

Tuesdays are special at Northern Community Radio because we focus on climate and nature.  When school is in session, we are even more jazzed than normal because in addition to hearing reports from our listeners as they sent in their observations of natural world, we also young phenologists across Minnesota when call in their classroom phenology reports.  This week we got some after the holiday presents in the form of haiku poetry from the kids in Ely!  We also heard from student phenologists in Virginia and Kelliher!  John Latimer shares some listener reports and recaps the action on the

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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.

 

Laura Erickson / www.lauraerickson.com

Last week we had a question about dwindling numbers of evening grosbeaks.  A listener wondered if it had to do with bird flu.  Harry and John weren't sure of the answer, so we got our friend Laura Erickson to tell us more about evening grosbeaks for A Talk on the Wildside.