Posted by: Sandy Steinman | December 28, 2010

Birding in the News

Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge  and Audubon Christmas Bird Count in San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle had two articles today of interest to birders.  The first was by Michael Lynes, the conservation director for the Golden Gate Audubon Society in San Francisco,  about the bird count today in San Francicisco: Bird counts document change and talks about the value of the bird count.

The second is an article by Tom Stienstra on 2010: A year of big numbers in the outdoors , which includes the following birding report for Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge:

“… still has 794,000 ducks and 257,500 geese, according to the latest aerial survey reported this past week. Inside the numbers: 348,362 pintail, 186,090 white geese (snows and Ross’), 126,842 green-winged teal, 94,041 wigeon, 77,123 gadwall and 66,367 mallard. Also counted: ten sandhill crane, 232 wood duck and 615 bufflehead”

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