Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Bird Count

Tomorrow we will be conducting the Christmas Bird Count at Fort Peck. I have been doing this count since I was about 12 years old. I missed a few years here and there when I was working in Antarctica and such, but I have probably done it more often than not. We usually have a small bunch a locals that attempt to hit most of the major areas but it is hard to cover all of it with the number of people we have and even more so those that are able to ID birds well enough. We have not had much of a winter so far and the forecast is not looking good for finding birds - but probably good for the birds themselves. We do have a number of gull species foraging below the dam that should provide a bit of diversity for the count. Hopefully we can find something interesting.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Lets get this going.

I have had this blog set up for a bit and I was hesitant to get going. I guess I better just start like any other project. I initially set this up to provide my friends and family with updates of my upcoming trip to Antarctica (more on that later), but I will likely wind up posting on much more including my interests in birds and birding, wildlife conservation, and grassland ecosystems. More soon.