A Christmas Bird Count was done
on JANUARY 5, 2018 , in Chatsworth S.D. , East of
Saltcoats , SK . It was cool day 20 AM , - 15 PM
, Wind 10 25KM / HR . Under cloudy skies , with
up to 20 CM snow . Approximately 76 KMS were drove
and walked in about 19 HRS .
Taking part were HERB & JEAN CROSS , CHARLES
& DONNA DYCK , ROBERT & WIONNA MESS , GEORGE
& LAURIE MURRAY , HERRI & STEWART ROOKE AND
TORY TANGEDAL .
18 SPECIES WERE COUNTED . FOR A TOTAL OF 553 BIRDS .
104 House Sparrows
29 Pine grosbeaks
20 Purple Finches
25 European Starlings
32 Snow Buntings
7 Hairy Woodpeckers
6 Downy Woodpeckers
6 White Breasted Nuthatch
5 Ruffed Grouse
5 Blue Jays
A mammal count was done also :
10 Whitetail Deer
5 Beaver Dens
6 - Muskrat Dens
2 Red Squirrel
1 Red Fox
Numbers were down to other years , but more Redpolls
Thanks to all who helped again this year !