Lake Nighthorse changing the game for annual bird count

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Lake Nighthorse changing the game for annual bird count

New body of water affects birds’ behavior
A golden eagle sits on a telephone pole during the annual Christmas bird count in Durango.
A ferruginous hawk was seen at Durango’s annual Christmas Bird Count, which has been held every year in December in Durango for the last 70 years.
A prairie falcon was spotted during the Christmas Bird Count. Volunteers with the count have detected them on only 17 of the last 67 Christmas counts, a rate of about 25%.
In the foreground is a cackling goose, the smaller bird at the bottom. A cackling goose is a rare find in Durango. It looks similar to Canada geese, but it has a shorter, stouter bill and a shorter neck. The cackling goose is pictured among many Canada geese at Zink Pond, southeast of Durango.

Lake Nighthorse changing the game for annual bird count

A golden eagle sits on a telephone pole during the annual Christmas bird count in Durango.
A ferruginous hawk was seen at Durango’s annual Christmas Bird Count, which has been held every year in December in Durango for the last 70 years.
A prairie falcon was spotted during the Christmas Bird Count. Volunteers with the count have detected them on only 17 of the last 67 Christmas counts, a rate of about 25%.
In the foreground is a cackling goose, the smaller bird at the bottom. A cackling goose is a rare find in Durango. It looks similar to Canada geese, but it has a shorter, stouter bill and a shorter neck. The cackling goose is pictured among many Canada geese at Zink Pond, southeast of Durango.
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