Over 2,400 birds of 50 species spotted at annual Christmas bird count

Seventeen red-bellied woodpeckers were counted at the annual Mindemoya Christmas bird count. photo by John Savage

CENTRAL MANITOULIN - Over 2,400 birds—2,433 to be exact—of 50 species were counted on the 47th annual Mindemoya Christmas bird count held on Saturday, December 19. The species count was above average and was seven better than last year.

“This was the COVID year and distancing rules hampered the count,” said Chris Bell, bird count compiler. “Some of the usual birders had to miss the event, and ...

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