Vernon Christmas bird count challenged by snow

Vernon Christmas bird count challenged by snow - Dec 26, 2015

The annual Christmas bird count in Vernon is in the books for another year.

Claude Rioux with the North Okanagan Naturalists Club says the count was held on Sunday, Dec. 20.

"What a different day we had from last year where we had no snow," Rioux says in an email. "This year's count started with a snow storm where the visibility was almost nil."

While the number of birds counted was down from last year thanks to the lousy weather in the morning, she says the bird watchers had "a lot of good sightings and even managed to get shots of some of the species sighted during the count.”