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Christmas Bird Count Shows Northward Movement of Birds

Earlier this week, KBO Board President Harry Fuller discussed Ashland’s annual Christmas Bird Count with the Ashland Daily Tidings newspaper. The full article can be found by clicking this link to the newspaper’s website. Eight bird species detected by birdwatchers on past Ashland Christmas Bird Counts were not present in the Ashland area 50 years ago, but they are detected here now as their ranges have pushed northwards.

The fourth annual Ashland Christmas Bird Count will be held in two days on January 4th, 2014. Last year 118 species were counted, the highest total so far. Medford this year had 119. Every year so far the American Robin has been the most numerous species, followed by European Starlings and Dark-eyed Juncos.