There are two Christmas Counts conducted in the area of the Copper Country Audubon Club.

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Copper Country Audubon Christmas Bird Count: Houghton county: Join us and help count birds within our 15-mile diameter circle. There are no participation fees! Let’s hope for some open water and good weather! Also, count week is from Dec. 15 thru 21, 2021, so keep looking for unusual birds just before and just after our count date, we do include count week birds. Contact Nancy Auer, 337-2690 home or naauer@mtu.edu. THERE WILL BE A PRE-COUNT MEETING ON THURSDAY  December 16th at 4:00 pm in the MTU Library - A sign will be obvious at the entrance door. It is essential for me to know who is doing what section BEFORE Saturday morning. Thanks!

Saturday, December 18 - 5:00 PM. Christmas Bird Count Compilation. The place to meet will be announced, it depends on Covid conditions/cases. If you can't attend the compilation please immediately after the count be sure to call in or email your sightings by contacting Nancy Auer, 337-2690 home or naauer@mtu.edu (make sure your data gets to both the area leader and ME).

I will share birds with the team first and then post to Copper Birding but it may take a couple of days as results straggle in. Good luck!!


 Contact person is Nancy Auer. 337-2690 home or naauer@mtu.edu

 

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1976 through 1996

To the right are two links to pdf's with count data from 1976 through the present.

1997 through 2018

The Eagle Harbor Count is centered on Lake Medora in Keweenaw County and includes the towns of Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor and Lac La Belle.

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The contact for the Eagle Harbor Count is Zach Gayk.   Contact him (zachgayk AT gmail.com) if you are interested in participating.  This circle is unique in that there aren't many roads to cover, but more birders are always needed to cover the coastal villages of Eagle Harbor, Copper Harbor, and  Lac La Belle and to hike, ski or snowshoe into the surrounding forest for winter finches, Black-backed Woodpecker or Boreal Chickadee.  We do not have a specific count-day meeting time or location , so it is critical that all participants contact Zach ahead of time to ensure they are assigned a count area.