This just in! A summary of the entire Sandia bird count from leader Rebecca Gracey:
Dear Sandia Mountains CBC Participants,
The snow kept many of you from the locations you usually look for birds, but it brought some species that we had not seen on the count in many years to the plowed roadsides in the east mountains. These included the Western Meadowlark, last reported in 2006, Horned Lark in 2007, and Red-winged Blackbird in 2005.
There were some great finds and a few misses. The finds included four species that had never been seen on the count before:
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Originally published on Fri January 6, 2012 5:42 am
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