Monday, January 2, 2012

Bird Count

Each year we donate the use of the Elkhorn Slough Safari boat to an important wildlife assessment: the annual Christmas bird count. Actually held on New Year's day for the Moss Landing area, this count tracks number of birds and lists all the bird species sighted and heard. Hundreds of volunteers take on each area count. Our Elkhorn Slough - Moss Landing area is often one of the top in the nation! Here is Captain Yohn and the Audubon Society counter volunteers while surveying for the bird count. The Moss Landing area reported at least 199 species.