2018 Christmas Bird Count Final Results
Here’s a late wrap-up of the 2018 Anchorage Christmas Bird Count from December 15, 2018.
There were 155 observers in the field or at feeders (three (3) hard working folks did both!). Weather was cold at 12-20 deg. F, with variable light winds, not actively raining or snowing, with snow pack 6-14″. Cloud cover was almost complete in AM with some clearing in the PM.
The day was the only good day for the count within a 2 week period of almost constant blowing snow. The heavy snowfall on the previous day led to dubious predictions, but the count was overall pretty average for an Anchorage Christmas Count.
The 48 species seen is at the high end of Anchorage Counts, and 20,427 total birds were seen.… Read the rest