Christmas Bird Count

On Saturday, Dec. 21, volunteers will be surveying the roads and trails in and around the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman, participating in the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count. The count area is a circle, 15 miles in diameter, with its center at county roads 9 and 5. The northern portion of the […]

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It was a cold, gray morning when 25 birders met at the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge near Zimmerman Dec. 22 for their annual Christmas Bird Count. A total of 41 different bird species were tallied, which included 2,217 individual birds. Some of the day’s highlights included a golden eagle, wood duck, 238 wild turkeys, a […]

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