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Monday, December 25, 2006

Spanish Peaks Christmas Bird Count

As reported by Brandon, an avid SE Colorado birder, the Spanish Peaks Christmas Bird Count (CBC) took place today west of Walsenburg. This higher elevation count produced 2 Black Rosy-Finches. This is a National Audubon Watch List species because the analysis that has been done thus far with Christmas Bird Count data seems to indicate a decline since the 1970's (yes, the CBC's are important for conservation monitoring).

The Spanish Peaks CBC also produced 2 Harris' Sparrows, another species on the National Audubon Watch List, also because the CBC data indicate a decline.


ps-I'm on an out of state trip and have been in So Texas for several days. I've gotten a few really good pics of So Texas specialties-Great Kiskadee and White-tipped Dove-that can be seen at
(be sure to enlarge these pics by double-clicking them to really see the feather details)

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