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Columbia/Adair Co. No. 1 Birdwatching community in KY

No. 1 in Kentucky for third year in a row! Columbia/Adair County is No. 5 in nation, behind four far more populous cities

Columbia/Adair County was again, as in 2010, the No. 1 community in Kentucky for entering checklists in the 2011 Great Backyard Bird Count. Beating out No. 2 Lexington, No. 3 Louisville, No. 4 Richmond, and No. 5 Paducah. For the complete Kentucky list, click to 2011 Results: Localities in Kentucky. Columbia/Adair County has been No. 1 for three years in a row, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

Nationally, Columbia/Adair County dropped three notches, but again to the much larger cities of No. 1 Mentor, OH, No. 2. Charlotte, NC, No. 3 Tallahassee, FL, and No. 4 Bay Shore, NY York.

The Great Backyard Bird Count was conducted February 18-21, 2011, with tally sheets being accepted through March 1, 2011.

For much of the early counting Columbia/Adair County was the No. 1 Birdwatching community in North America.

In all, Columbia observed a total of 24,391 birds and reported over 74 species, with this year, the highest number of reported sightings going to the Sandhill Crane, with 2,610 reported, surpassing last year's top species, the European Starling.

For detailed tallies, click to Great Backyard Bird Count a joint project of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Audubon Society.

This story was posted on 2011-03-02 04:15:27
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