Hamilton Christmas bird counters spot unusual palm warbler

January 3, 2015 10:06 PM

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Hamilton Christmas bird counters spot unusual palm warbler

Hamilton's bird count this year declined 30 per cent compared to the 10-year average, but the surprise sighting of a small songbird delighted local birdwatchers during the annual Boxing Day survey.

Dozens of volunteers took part in the long-standing event on Dec. 26 on a balmy Boxing Day and counted 43,439 birds. The final count is 30 per cent lower than the 10-year average of 64,741.

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