Observers: Vicki and Gerry Wolfe (fide Chris Howard)
Remote Name: 188.8.131.52
Time: 11:44 AM -0500
Eight birders, from 3 different counties (Inyo, Kern & San Mateo!) turned out for this year's Death Valley CBC on 12/22. We tied our previous (2004) high species total of 54 for count day. An additional 5 species during count week gave us an all-time high of 59! Highlights for count day were a near perfect morning and 70 degree high temperature, the female Vermilion Flycatcher wintering at the big pond on the golf course, the 1st Great-blue Heron and American Kestrel in a decade for the count, a flock of 28 Horned Larks on the golf course fairways, and the first ever Bushtits for the count. Thanks again to all who participated.