The Bozeman CBC was conducted on December 14th with no wind, and temperatures into the thirties, making for nearly ideal conditions on count day. 34 people participated in the count. This year 65 species (the second highest total after last year’s 70) were seen, plus three count week species.
Amazingly, 4 new species were added to the all time species list! The new species added to the count were Tundra Swan, Ring-necked Duck, Virginia Rail, and Chipping Sparrow. A total of 122 species have been seen on the Bozeman count.
Overall, there were record high counts for 10 species. 12,617 individual birds were seen during the count. For a total summary, please click on the link below.