Cut Bank, MT Christmas Bird Count

Glad to go up and participate in Cut Bank’s Christmas Bird Count December 31, 2016. (Cut Bank’s Second count).  It’s fun to go out with the local bird scientists.  We learned that the local Albertsons grocery store parking lot is the best place in town to spot migrating raptors!
28 species
3702 individual birds
39 hours, 545.5 miles by car, 1.95 miles by foot for 1.75 hours (too bad about that wind!), 1.1 feeder hours and 3.75 owling hours.

The count tracks with  general impression that there are fewer individual birds around this winter.