Fifteen field observers in four teams and 10 feeder watchers participated on the Cranbrook Count on the 28th of December, 2016. Temperatures were chilly that day, starting at -8 C, and snow depth was up to a couple of feet; but the roads were clear. After a warm autumn and the late arrival of snow, the chill set in quickly the beginning of December.
You can see more details regarding both the Cranbrook and Kimberley Christmas Bird Counts on our Bird & Nature Counts /Reports page.
Fifteen field observers in 5 teams braved the clear bitter morning temperature of -32 C to go count birds from Wycliffe to Wasa, Kootenay Reserve to Kimberley. A couple of us even cross-country skied the Rails to Trails. Six feeder counters helped us out, too. The warmest it got was -18 C.