110 species! Not a bad total for an inland count
17422 individual birds
9 new individual species high counts
48 double-crested cormorant
72 pied-billed grebe
470 turkey vulture
8 northern harrier
14 barred owl
70 eastern phoebe
9 brown creeper
6 orange-crowned warbler
3 Baltimore oriole
7 species tied previous high counts
27 counters on 6 teams in the field - maybe a high count!
36 people at the countdown dinner - another high count!
We had a great day of birding the Macon CBC circle with some wonderful weather. Not too cold and not too hot, a "Goldilocks" kinda day as Ty Ivey called it. A few of the highlights include having 2 rufous hummingbirds in the count circle, 5 sandhill cranes leaving a McDonald's and losing 2 American coots to bald eagles at the Town Creek Reservoir.
oh yeah, we made the Macon Telegraph!
Thank you all for your participation!
12/19/2011 - adding a thumbnail of the totals for the count. this is a preview from the box.net account