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2349Colorado Christmas Bird Counts

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  • Brandon Percival
    Feb 12, 2008
      Hi all,
      I just wanted to let you all know, all of the Colorado Christmas Bird Counts, that were submitted to National Audubon, can now be seen on the CBC Website (http://www.audubon.org/bird/cbc/index.html).  You can see them by going to Current Year's Results, and then going to Colorado, and pick any count to look at.  I want to thank all the compilers and participants for making this a very exciting CBC season in Colorado (also, thanks for submitting rare bird forms for the rarities).  If anyone happens to find any errors in the data submitted, please let me know. 
      Looks like the total number of species in Colorado will be around 202 species (plus two non-countable exotics--Mute Swan and Mandarin Duck), and two more Count Week only birds (Gunnison Sage-Grouse and Pacific Loon).  There were over 688,000 birds counted in the state on the 40 some Colorado CBCs submitted this year.  Seven of the counts, had over 100 species this year.
      Several people have mentioned interesting things about this years Colorado CBCs, and if you have anything to add, please let me know.  I will be writing the Colorado CBC Summary that will appear in the 108th Christmas Bird Count magazine, and will certainly be mentioning many of the trends you have mentioned to me.  There were some great rarities, and several other interesting things that will be mentioned for sure.
      POP QUIZ: 
      #1. Three species were found on all of the Colorado CBCs this year that were submitted, anyone want to guess what they were.  
      #2.  Also, anyone want to guess the top five species, with the most individuals counted on Colorado CBCs this year. 
      I'll give the answers in the few days.  Send me your guesses if you want, we'll see how you do.
      Brandon Percival
      Colorado CBC, Regional Editor
      Pueblo West, CO

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