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Birders identify 58 species during bird count


December 19, 2019

Photo courtesy of John Havrilek

Eleven birders volunteered their time on Saturday to count birds during Petersburg's Christmas Bird Count. From left to right: Brad Hunter, Kathryn Schneider, Jeff Robinson, Don Holmes, Kelly Bakos, Z Fuqua, Robin Roberts, Grant Trask, Josef Quitsland, Berry Bracken and Toby Bakos.

Eleven birders spent their Saturday identifying 58 species of birds and counting over 8,000 birds total for this year's Christmas Bird Count in Petersburg.

Every year, thousands of volunteers from the United States, Canada and other countries in the Western Hemisphere count birds within a 24-hour period to document numbers and species of birds for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, according to Brad Hunter, the organizer for Petersburg's bird count. The data from the bird count is available free online to anyone interested. Most recently, the data was used by Cornell Univ...

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