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A quick scan with his binoculars locates a Downy Woodpecker knocking his way up the tree. The final tally on Dec. 19 for this part of Subsection 4 will be 14 different species and 33 total birds.

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Alexandria People at Work: Helping in Bird Count

It was Saturday, Dec. 19 at Monticello Park on Beverly Street. Tom Albright has just joined the team recording the birds in part of Subsector 4 for the Christmas Bird Count. The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is held nationwide each year from Dec. 14-Jan. 5. It serves as an early census on the winter birds. Albright has been participating in this annual event at Monticello since 2004.


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