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William Young has been participating in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count where he has been compiling the numbers for the last 25 years, reporting the day’s tally into a central historical data base. This year they have seen 60 different species and 2,533 birds total. Young says, “this is one short of our best count ever.”

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Arlington: Young Leads 25th Christmas Bird Count

Spotting some new species locally and missing others.

It is 7 a.m. at Theodore Roosevelt Island on Dec. 19, windy and expected to warm up to the 40s. Almost seven hours later, Bill Young and his team of eight will have recorded 2,533 birds with 60 different species in Subsector 5 for the Audubon's 116th annual Christmas Bird Count.


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