116th Christmas Bird Count
On January 2nd, 2016, a cool and breezy ~60 degree Saturday, Citrus County Audubon Society sponsored the Crystal River Christmas Bird Count, as part of the Audubon Society's 116th annual Christmas Bird Count. Fifty-four birders participated logging a combined total of 92 hours and 350 miles. 149 species of birds were seen, 145 of which were seen on count day, and a total of 13,645 individual birds. Several rare birds are included in this count: 7 Rusty Blackbirds seen by Team 1, a Broad-winged Hawk seen by Team 4, a White-crowned Sparrow seen by Team 5, and a Summer Tanager seen by Team 6. See the attached spreadsheet for additional data, including team specific sightings. Thanks for making this years count a success!