Eleven volunteers completed the Lower Pahranagat CBC on December 15, 2019. We had grand total of 36,850 birds counted for the day. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge hosted the event. Volunteers met at the refuge’s visitor center, broke into groups, and headed out to the field. The temperatures ranged from the upper 20’s in the morning to the low 40’s by afternoon. The skies were clear and the winds were light, which made for a great day birding.
Foot travel – 6 hrs and 9 miles
Vehicle travel – 4 hrs 10 miles
A big thank you to all the volunteers and Red Rock Audubon for assisting with the count efforts and managing the volunteer sign-ups. This historic bird survey could not take part without the dedicated citizen science volunteers that came out on December 15th to help complete the fourth annual Christmas Bird Survey for the Lower Pahranagat Valley Circle!
Written by Rob Vinson
Photo supplied by US Fish and Wildlife Service