Date: 1/9/18 12:47 am From: Scott Seltman <sselt...> Subject: CBC season!
The Christmas Bird Count season that just ended is the best I can ever recall! Yes, some of the counts were held in very cold weather, but the birding was hot! The final 5 counts I participated in were Waconda on 12/27, Elkhart 12/30, Syracuse 1/2, Webster 1/4 and Jetmore 1/6. I was lucky enough to see well over 100 species in that 10 day period and already have almost 100 in the first six days of 2018. It's been a little crazy!
Anyway, I want to thank all the compilers who put in so much work year after year to organize all the counts, especially Bob Kruger, Mike Rader, Barry Jones, Max Thompson, Henry Armknecht and Jeff Calhoun.
I drove many of Larned's streets yesterday looking for wintertime rarities and found none, but did see 5 White-winged Doves down by the swimming pool.