Christmas Bird Count 2019
Jan. 4th,  2020  -  Chatsworth S.D.


A Christmas Count was done Jan 4th 2020 in Chatsworth S.D. east of Saltcoats  … was a cloudy day … temp : -8c.  Wind SE26-35kmph. Snow depth approx. 10”. Total Km by auto = 108KM = 8hrs . + 4Km by foot=7hrs. . A total of 15 hrs.

Taking part were Herb & Jean Cross, Charles & Donna Dyck, Robert & Wionna  Mess, George & Laurie Murray, Kerri & Stewart Rooke, Rudy & Carol Tangedal .

There were 14 Bird species seen, total = 541 birds:

House Sparrows= 288
Ravens= 59
Blue Jays = 5
W.B Nuthatch = 8
Magpies = 29
Chickadees = 42
Downy woodpecker = 9
Hairy Woodpecker = 8
Pigeons = 30
Snow Buntings =  33
Bohemian Waxwing = 22
Ruffed Grouse = 2
Juncos = 5
Northern Shrike = 1

Mammal’s  seen:

Deer = 8
Red Squirrels = 2
Mink = 1
Mouse = 1
Beaver Hut = 1

Thanks to all that  participated in the bird count .

George Murray