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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Eureka CBC 2016 Report

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 […]

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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Troy CBC 2016 Report

by Don Jones Troy held its Christmas Bird count on Saturday December 31st 2016.  Weather started off clear and cold (6 degrees) and ended with mostly cloudy (26 degrees).  We had 23 Field participants and 5 feeder watchers.  Species count matched last year at 48 species for count day and 3 for count week (Cedar […]

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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Libby CBC 2016 Report

by Gene Rekin The 47th Libby Christmas bird count took place December 17 with 10 field observers and 4 feeder watchers.  The day was partly cloudy to clear with a low in the morning of -9 degrees and an afternoon high of +6, a trying day for man and feathered friends alike.   Thankfully there […]

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Trumpeter Swans on McDonald Creek - Photo Credit: Karen Chickering

Glacier National Park CBC 2016 Report

by Lisa Bate This year’s Christmas Bird Count in Glacier was fantastic! We had a number of rare birds, first-time birds, unusual birds for this time of the year, and some new high counts for species. It was also 25 degrees warmer than the morning before (minus 15° F) and we had light, fluffy snow, […]

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Glacier Christmas Bird Count Photo Credit: Jake Bramante

Bigfork CBC 2016 Report

by Craig Hohenberger The 43rd annual Bigfork Christmas Bird Count was held Saturday, December 17th, under cloudy skies with very cold conditions; temperatures ranged from -16 to 7 above.  There was a limited amount of open water (less than 10%), and much of Flathead Lake was plagued by surface fog. Thirty-three volunteer participants counted 12,459 […]

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