SAAS thanks all who participated in the
Great Backyard Bird Count!
on the image above to see the results of
this year's count
the SAAS Christmas Bird Count
By Linda White, Christmas Bird
National Audubon celebrated its 118th
Christmas Bird Count this winter. The SAAS count
was held on Saturday, Dec. 16. The count circle
includes most of Queensbury, Hudson Falls, South
Glens Falls and Fort Edward.
A group of our loyal and dedicated birders
participated in the Hudson Falls count. They
birded for a total of 36 hours and drove 353
miles. Without their effort this citizen science
project would not be possible. We thank them for
their time and expertise: Russ Hilliard, Joyce
Miller, Eric Potter (new to the area), Jacquie
Tinker, Helen Crawshaw, Beth and Brad Bidwell,
Terry Hall, Ann Reames, and Linda White.
A total of 50 species and 5,949 individual birds
were counted, comparable to many of the 30
previous times this count has been done. Two
highlights and first time observations were a
Black Vulture and an Eastern Towhee. Once the
count data is certified, usually by the end of
February, all count results will be on the
Audubon Christmas Bird Count web-site at this
Our count circle is
designated as NYHF.