A summer bird census of the Madison Valley IBA will be conducted Wednesday, June 26th. This one will capture a snapshot of the birds during the breeding season and should be rich with diversity and numbers. We are scheduling this count on a weekday instead of a weekend simply to avoid the numbers of recreational users on the lake on the weekend. Jet skis and beach parties at the fishing access sites on the weekends make for unsatisfactory birding.
Since the birds are starting earlier these days - we will too. Meet at the Ennis Pharmacy Café ready to leave at 7 am.
Please let us know if you can help out with the survey. This is last survey we will conduct until late in the fall. You can email or call Paulette Epple at 580-6186.