by Lewis Young, compiler
The 24nd annual Eureka Christmas bird count was held on Saturday December 17 in bitter cold weather that ranged from -17F to +3F. Twelve hardy people went to the field and 16 people counted at their feeders. Fifty-two species and 2206 individual birds were recorded. There were record high counts for 2 species–Great Blue Heron (6) and Lewis’ Woodpecker (2). Record low counts were recorded for Rough-legged Hawks(2), Black-capped Chickadees (21), Mountain Chickadees (22), and White-breasted Nuthatches (0). The scarcity of chickadees at feeders was noted by many feeder watchers. Nearly half of the species found were represented by 1-5 individuals. The most numerous species were Bohemian Waxwing (703) and Wild Turkey (233).
Thanks to all the participants for making this another enjoyable CBC!