Peekskill Christmas Bird Count

Despite the challenging weather conditions, teams of birders saw more than 90 species yesterday, Saturday, December 17, during the annual Peekskill Christmas Bird Count. This 15-mile diameter circle includes birding areas from Peekskill south to Ossining and east to Cortlandt Manor, Millwood and Ossining.

There are over 65 CBC count circles in New York alone. An interactive map of all count circles in the Americas is here. More about Christmas Bird Counts is here.

SMRA Board Member Brian Kluepfel blogged about his experiences here. Yesterday was his first Christmas Bird Count!

SMRA Board Member Christine McCluskey recorded this special video of a Pileated Woodpecker seen during her CBC birding.

BIRDING VIDEOBOMB! Northern Flicker pops by for a cameo during my Pileated Woodpecker filming today, first appearing briefly at 7 seconds and then again later. These two gave us some extended National Geographic moments this afternoon! We had a great Peekskill Christmas Bird Count despite the weather.

Posted by Christine McCluskey on Saturday, December 17, 2016