Day 331: Christmas Bird Count Black Capped-Chickadee

Today I led a team in northern Minnesota as part of the Audubon Societies Christmas Bird Count. We were given an area and go told to count the local birds. Please understand that in the Northwoods in the winter, the number of birds is greatly reduced and the weather during the count can be sub-optimal!

Our count totals: 233 individual birds

  • Bald Eagle: 1
  • Black-Capped Chickadee: 17
  • Blue Jay: 1
  • Common Crow: 30
  • Common Raven: 33
  • Common Redpolls: 132
  • Downy Woodpecker: 1
  • Pileated Woodpecker: 1
  • Purple Finch: 17
  • Red-Breasted Nuthatch: 3

Black-Capped Chickadee (one of the birds we counted)
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