Bird counts occurred most mornings on 2 plots. Plot 1 exists in an avalanche runout zone with meadow habitat. Plot 2 exists in a sparsely forested section between two avalanche runout zones with rich brush/meadow ground covering. Grids were used in field and on paper with 25-meter and 50-meter markings. Flyovers, song recognition and off-grid sightings are thus marked appropriately. Bird watching occurred for 30 minutes per session, with official counts occurring from 0-3 and 3-5 minutes of a 5-minute count.
Bird Totals through 2011
Alternate Bird Counts 2011