Red Deer River Naturalists (RDRN) had their Christmas bird count on Sun, Dec 18. Many other groups held their bird count on or about the same date.
We tried to remember how long RDRN has been doing bird counts. We don't know and will have to do some research on old records.
Sunday was a rather gray day with minus 10 C to minus 4 C in the afternoon.
I have not seen totals but most counters were saying they saw fewer birds and species.
I saw 8 species and a little of 150 birds in REd Deer in Bower Woods /Kin Kanyon. I saw blue jay. magpie. black capped chickadee, bohemian waxwing, raven, crow, house finch. A friend saw a brown creeper. I also saw birds the looked like pigeons but were not pigeons. I should have seen a few other species like house sparrows, red breasted nuthatch, downy woodpecker, pileated woodpecker as they are in the area.
We had a pot luck in the evening to finish off the count.