Unlike 2019’s Christmas Bird Count when birders had to brave a snowstorm to complete the count, December 19th was sunny and calm at the start of the count, with winds picking up at about 9:00 a.m.
Volunteers were pleased to have Tom Coulter, reporter for the Wyoming Tribune Eagle, join us for the initial count at 7:30 a.m. at Lions Park. If you haven’t seen the article Local birders team up for annual Christmas count in effort to “keep the common birds common“, do check it out on-line (published 12/20/2020, WTE).
As of December 22, 2020, the results of the Cheyenne Christmas Bird Count included 33 species and an estimated 2,423 individual birds. A complete listing is available here.
Highlights included: Common Goldeneye (1), Rough-legged Hawk (1), Hairy Woodpecker (1), Belted Kingfisher (1), White-breasted Nuthatch (1), Pygmy Nuthatch (1), Brown Creeper (5), and Townsend’s Solitaire (3).
The Guernsey/Ft. Laramie Christmas Bird Count will be held on December 27th. Contact Jane Dorn (307-640-4002) if you would like to participate. More information is available in THE FLYER for December.
Special thanks to all birders who joined us in 2020!