Michael G. and I spent the day after our Del Rio Christmas Bird Count – Dec. 24, Christmas Eve – going back over our territory and trying to find bird species we had missed on Count Day.

The rules of the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count allow counters to tally bird species seen within seven days after the official Count Day. One may then add the species to the overall list of birds seen as a “Count Week” bird, although one may not include the number of individual birds seen of that species. Rules. Ugh.

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