Counting Birds

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Bloomsburg area was held on December 18. PPL’s Montour Preserve is part of that count. This year eight volunteers spent time identifying and counting birds in and around the preserve.  The total count for the day was 51 species. Several highlights included two bald eagles, three double-crested cormorants, a goldeneye, a great horned owl, several screech owls and a barred owl. What a difference a year makes! This year’s mild weather allowed for open water on the lake compared to last year’s frigid temperatures and snow.

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