Birders hit woods and fields for annual bird count

December 22, 2014 5:10 PM

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Avid birder Peter Scott stood amid the grass and trees of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and pressed binoculars to his eyes when he saw a bird flying a few yards away.

As he walked around the woods Saturday, accompanied by Jim Sullivan and Sullivan’s niece, Allison Bayless, Scott not only spotted the birds, but also was able to identify its species. Armed with a spotting scope, cameras, binoculars, bird guides, a checklist, and call of the species recordings, the ...

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