On December 17th, 2017, Unalaska held its 25th Annual Christmas Bird Count! We had sixteen adults and six kids in seven field parties, who spent from daybreak 'til dusk covering a combined thirty five miles of habitat, from coastlines and roads, rivers and lakes, to spruce groves, hillsides and docks.
Howling winds and wet snow threatened our scheduled count day, so we postponed a day, and got a decent afternoon with workable westerly winds and mostly clear skies. Temps were around 35 degrees F with one inch of snow on the ground. None of the lakes were frozen.