At the end of the second millenium it seems desirable to add to the previously
published Auburn Christmas Bird Counts (Alabama Birdlife 38: 14-21) to complete the counts for the millenium. A greater number of participants, including several professional ornithologists, were present during the final years of the decade, resulting in better area coverage and higher species totals (Table 1). They were also better able to identify the unusual species present. The counts occurred between 17 December and 3 January within a 7.5 mile radius circle that was centered in the city of Auburn. The Rufous Hummingbird (Selasphorus rufus) was a female banded as an immature by Robert Sargent and had just been recaptured by Fred Bassett for its fifth year.
Author: Julian L. Dusi
Volume Number: 46 Year Published: 2000
Issue Number: 1
Page Number: 4
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2000/Vol 46 No. 1_2000_p6-9.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/2000/Vol 46 No. 1_2000.pdf