Volunteers spent a Saturday in December counting birds on and around Mitkof Island, as part of the nationwide Audubon Christmas Bird Count. The annual cataloging of species and numbers has happened in this area for two and a half decades.

Mallards on Hammer Slough, KFSK file photo

The volunteers were spread out on Mitkof Island December 15th and documented 56 types of birds. Joe Viechnicki spoke with one of them, Brad Taylor, about this year’s count.
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Check out this link for past numbers logged on Mitkof Island.