Date: 12/20/19 7:56 am
From: Diana Beatty <otowi33.33...>
Subject: [cobirds] Fountain Creek CBC 12-18-19 preliminary results
This past Wednesday we had 38 gracious volunteers participate in the 13th
Fountain Creek Christmas Bird Count. It started out a brisk and
count-record-cold 5 degrees Fahrenheit but was pleasantly in the 40s
eventually. The ground was mostly snow covered.

Observers reported a near-average 84 species and 6099 birds including 21
not identifiable down to species.

Two new species for the count were recorded, a House Wren at Heritage Park
in Fountain and a Cassin's Finch on Frost Ranch (private). Some other fun
birds, for example, include Sora, Western Screech Owl, Ladder-backed
Woodpecker, Lewis's Woodpecker, Loggerhead and Northern Shrikes, Marsh and
Bewick's Wrens, Curve-billed Thrasher, Gray Catbird, Lincoln,
White-throated and Swamp Sparrows and plenty of Canyon Towhees.

Diana Beatty
Fountain Creek CBC compiler
El Paso County



All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the
old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost.

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