The Hickory-Priest CBC, covering an area east of Nashville, was held on January 1, 2023. Twenty-six (26) birders in 4 parties tallied 98 species. This is slightly above the mid-low 90s average for this count. Mild weather – morning fog giving way to balmy skys, plus good participation made for a successful count. No rare loons were found, with Eared Grebe and Lapland Longspur among the few unusual species found. Thanks to all who came out to help and start the year off with some good birding! Special thanks to Scott Block as spreadsheet master/ co-compiler.
NTOS conducts bird counts in the spring and fall as well as participates in the annual Audubon Christmas bird counts. Everyone is invited to help out. For information on spring and fall counts contact Barbara Harris – firstname.lastname@example.org and to help with the Christmas count contact Cyndi Routledge – email@example.com. Check out the results!