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Congrats to our group of 37 - THIRTY SEVEN! - New Years Day birding crew, many of whom were beginning birders. It was a cold and windy day at Montrose Point, so a species count of 25 isn’t too bad, all things considered.

Montrose Point. Photo by Jeff Goldberg -  https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg  and/or Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/always.moving .

Montrose Point. Photo by Jeff Goldberg - https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg and/or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/always.moving.

We did catch the Piping Plover, that some folks are starting to nickname “Dodger”, since it should have migrated south a long time ago! But it made for a special treat to start 2019.

The full species list is below and on our eBird page.

Thanks to Aerin Tedesco for leading our first walk of the year - and a very large group at that!

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Downy Woodpecker.   Photo by Jeff Goldberg -  https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg  and/or Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/always.moving .

Downy Woodpecker. Photo by Jeff Goldberg - https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg and/or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/always.moving.

Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Photo by Jeff Goldberg -  https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg  and/or Instagram at  https://www.instagram.com/always.moving .

Red-Bellied Woodpecker. Photo by Jeff Goldberg - https://www.facebook.com/jeffagoldberg and/or Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/always.moving.

30 Canada Goose

8 Mallard

13 Common Goldeneye

6 Common Merganser

15 Red-breasted Merganser

1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)

1 American Coot

1 Piping Plover (continuing bird seen by many)

 23 Ring-billed Gull

1 Herring Gull

1 Red-bellied Woodpecker

1 Downy Woodpecker

1 Hairy Woodpecker

5 American Crow

10 Black-capped Chickadee

1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

1 Hermit Thrush

8 American Robin

3 American Goldfinch

2 American Tree Sparrow

5 Dark-eyed Junco

1 Song Sparrow

1 Eastern Towhee

4 Northern Cardinal

18 House Sparrow