Sunday, March 1, 2015

Laramie CBC Results

The Laramie Christmas Bird Count, held on Sunday, December 14th, tallied 44 species and included one new species to the count: an adult male Great-tailed Grackle was found by Craig Benkman near Optimist Park. Since the count, additional Great-tailed Grackles have been found in the same area, totaling 18 individuals, by far the largest count of this species in Wyoming in winter. The count also tallied a total of 3,802 individuals. Twenty-seven people participated this year, birding in 11 teams, a new Other highlights included a male White-winged Crossbill on the University of Wyoming campus with a flock of Red Crossbills, 4 Lapland Longspurs, and a Northern Shrike along the Laramie River. Detailed results were included in our January newsletter.

Lapland Longspur (Calcarius lapponicus) © Shawn Billerman
Great-tailed Grackle (Quiscalus mexicanus) © Shawn Billerman
Many thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make the Laramie Christmas Count a great success this year!

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