A Christmas bird count was done
on January 5th /17 @ Chatsworth S.D ,
east of Saltcoats , Sk .
Temperature was cold 28 AM, -16 P.M., WINDS 5-10
KM. Snow 10-25 CM, partly cloudy to cloudy.
Approximately 100KM were covered by auto and by foot
about 15hrs .
Participants were HERB & JEAN CROSS, DONNA &
CHARLES DYCK, ROBERT & WIONNA MESS ,
GEORGE MABEN. GEORGE & LAURIE MURRAY, KERRI
& STEWART ROOKE, CAROL & RUDY TANGEDAL, LISA
HERMINSTON & MARCEL PELLETIER .
17 species counted, 634 total birds .
185 House Sparrows
198 - Snow Buntings
10 Hairy woodpeckers
9 Downy woodpeckers
10 Blue Jays
9 white Breasted Nuthatch
4 - Ruffed Grouse
1 Horned Owl
A mammal count was also done 19 Whitetail Deer .
10 Beaver Dens
4 Red squirrels
Numbers were up a little, but Redpolls and Snow
Buntings down .
Thanks to all who helped make this years count !