Hey birders,

The Mankato Christmas Bird Count was held on 19 December 2015.  There was
just enough freezing temperatures leading up to the date that resulted in
most of the ponds and lakes being iced over.  A total of 46 species were
seen, highlighted by the 100th species seen in the history of our count:
Northern Saw-whet Owl (undisclosed location).  Other highlights included
Merlin, Eastern Bluebird, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Northern Harrier,
White-throated Sparrow, Purple Finch, and Brown-headed Cowbird.

Happy birding!

*Chad Heins*

Assistant Professor of Biology

Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive

Mankato, MN 56001

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