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Doug Johnson of Bemidji points out a section of the Bemidji Christmas Bird Count circle on a map. From left, Noel Benson of Bemidji, Krista Spencer of Bemidji, Mark Ledeboer, and Yvonne Ledeboer of Wilmar glance over the map. A group of volunteers participating in the CBC met at the Cabin Coffeehouse for a mid-day break and to discuss morning bird sightings. Pioneer Photo/Anne Williams

Christmas bird count: One day to count them all, birders recall

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It was a rare sighting, indeed. A rose-breasted grosbeak, which should've been overwintering in Central America by now, was spotted at Lake Bemidji State Park on Saturday.


A volunteer participating in the 31st annual Bemidji Christmas Bird Count spotted the grosbeak while counting birds on Saturday. The CBC is part of the National Audubon Society's 110th annual Christmas Bird Count.

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