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Cattaraugus County Bird Club
Participants of the 2007 Christmas Bird Count

Today the Cattaraugus County Bird Club participated in the 58th Saint Bonaventure Christmas Bird Count (108th Audubon). The weather temperature for the count was around 20-25F and we had very the cold blowing winds!! We had a wonderful dinner where we reflected the many birds we saw today. We recorded 49 species within the 6 sections of the circle. (more…)

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Today we participated in the 57th Saint Bonaventure Christmas Bird Count or also known as the 107th Audubon Count. This evening the group reflected the past 57 years in counting birds in this circle. I learned that Dr. Eaton has participated in every St. Bonaventure count since he started it back in 1950. He told us that “back in the early years that they would be happy with 20 species of birds”. Over time they slowly increased their numbers which currently averages around 50 species. With low numbers this year we found ourselves discussing better optics and other ways to increase our numbers (like taking a boat down the Allegheny River). (more…)

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