GMAS Christmas Bird Count — Meet 7:45 a.m. Dec. 14 in the Charles Mill Dam parking lot. ... See MoreSee Less

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Our VP Gary Cowell's report from The Big Sit, Sunday (Oct. 13) at Charles Mill Lake.
This was the 14th consecutive GMAS Big Sit this year with the last seven being held at Charles Mill Lake.
Total species, 51 this year.
13 year average was 46.5 species.
High species count was 53 in 2015.
Low species count was 30 in 2012 (very strong wind the entire day).
New species seen for the Big Sit this year were Peregrine falcon and Gadwall.
Total species now seen on all Big Sits 100.
Total participants this year 18.

Canada Goose 40+
Wood Duck 4
Gadwall 4
Chimney Swift 10
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 2
Bonaparte's Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 25+
Herring Gull 2
Double-crested Cormorant 300+
Great Blue Heron 5+
Great Egret 1
Black Vulture 19
Turkey Vulture 35+
Bald Eagle 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 15
Tree Swallow 70+
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 5
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 2
European Starling 2
House Sparrow 1
American Goldfinch 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 100+
Common Grackle 2
Sandhill Crane 4
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We weren't the only ones feasting at today's Big Sit at Charles Mill Lake Park. Great food, great weather, great birding, great company. ... See MoreSee Less

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Greater Mohican Audubon Society

Any bird lovers out there? These "Birds in Winter" stamps were just issued. We worked together with illustrator Nadia Taylor to create simplified but accurate renderings of these familiar friends. We hope you like them! ... See MoreSee Less

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