Audubon Christmas Bird Count – 2007
by Heather Harbord, 27 December 2007.
Members participated in the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, followed by a potluck luncheon at Sherri’s house. This was a species count only and emphasised the fun of learning to identify birds in a relaxed atmosphere for a limited amount of time. Some members met at Willingdon Beach at 8am and divided into groups that covered Saltery Bay to Lund, Texada, Harwood and Savary islands. Others sat at home watching their feeders.
Unfortunately, it was a snowy, windy and generally nasty day so we only counted 45 species. However, more were added till we had 70 by New Year’s. In 2006 we counted only 41 species.