2021 Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count
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2021 Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count

Basics This year was another year with no post-count gathering, because of caution due to the spread of Covid-19. The field parties (12) were very similar to previous years. A total of 40 field observers participated, joined by 3 feeder counters. The weather was consistent, hovering around 35oF, with calm to light N wind for…

2016 Delaware CBC: Birds Up, Counters Down

2016 Delaware CBC: Birds Up, Counters Down

The day started inauspiciously with a pre-dawn sheet of ice on the roads. It was treacherous enough that some groups didn’t venture out, or began counting later in the morning, after the salt trucks had done their work.  Temperatures hovered around the mid-20’s most of the day with a fairly steady northwest breeze. Jim Peoples’…

2015 Delaware CBC: Cold Day, Good Birds

2015 Delaware CBC: Cold Day, Good Birds

This year’s Delaware Reservoir Christmas Bird Count (ODHR) was a great success. We had a return to “normal winter weather” just in time for the count. While it wasn’t as pleasant as the unseasonable warm weather we experienced earlier in the month, it provided more visible behavior in the local birds. I think that during…