Received word earlier today that the final tally of the Rondeau Christmas Count was 102 species. At least it broke 100, but apparently was under Long Point. A notable miss was Great Blue Heron. Weird for this count. The last time it was not recorded was in 1971.
This count was started in 1939 with a slightly different circle centre, but was moved in 1945. It is interesting to note how species counts have changed. For example, Red-headed Woodpeckers were quite common. Now we are lucky to find them in winter. In 1983, a high of 114 was recorded according to the chart I have. Two were recorded this time around.