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…

2021 Columbus CBC Gathers Up the Strays
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2021 Columbus CBC Gathers Up the Strays

On December 19, 88 observers sponsored by Columbus Audubon spent the day counting birds in different areas of Columbus in the Christmas Bird Count.  Relatively mild weather reduced the numbers of waterfowl, but allowed a good diversity of dabbling ducks to linger.   The effects on landbirds were even more striking, with large numbers of fruit-eaters…

A New Free Film: “Understory”

A New Free Film: “Understory”

A new film, Understory: A Journey Through the Tongass, takes us deep into Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The film is available on YouTube and on Vimeo. The film’s release comes at a pivotal moment: Now through January 24 the U.S. Forest Service is accepting public comments on a ruling that would reinstate protections for the Tongass, which stores…