The final tallies and accounts of the 116th Christmas Bird Count are in and it was one for the record books! More than 76,000 observers counted almost 59 million birds in the U.S., Canada, the Pacific, the Caribbean, and Latin America. But even the largest and longest-running bird life census can yield some unexpected results. See the Audubon Web site to find out how weather and other factors affected the count and what surprising species showed up.

Meanwhile, please plan to join a Christmas Bird Count this year. See our list CBC’s in the┬ácentral Ohio area and contact the count leader with any questions.