2002 Provo Christmas Bird
by Merrill Webb
This is a brief summary of the Provo Christmas Bird Count last Saturday.
Good turnout of observers so that every area was
covered pretty well. Temperatures were not too cold--usually in the low
thirties with no wind and no precipitation. Total count was 93 species--lowest
in quite a few years.
Only one new one for the count--Eurasian Collared
Dove, Dennis Shirley counted 10 in the Lake Shore area near where they have
been observed all summer. Milton Moody and Carol Nelson found a Lewis'
Woodpecker in the foothills east of Provo and Tom Willis found six! Winter
Wrens along Hobble Creek west of the first Springville Exit. Mark Bromley's
group counted 100 Avocets out in the Provo Bay area. Most water, including
Utah Lake is still open so the waterfowl were really scattered making it
fairly difficult to find some of the waterfowl we usually find on our count.
Have a productive holiday season. There are still
more CBC's to go, so get out there and participate. The compilers always
appreciate all the help they can get.