The 109th Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2008 6:09:54 PM PST
Central Park is for the birds. Bird enthusiasts flocked to the park on Sunday for the annual Christmas Bird Count organized by the New York chapter of the Audubon Society.

City Parks Department Commissioner Adrian Benape said birdwatchers counted 55 species, for a total of just over 6,000 birds. Among the more frequently seen birds were sparrows and pigeons. Some of the more unusual sightings included a wild turkey and a peregrine falcon.

There was no sighting of a partridge in a pear tree.

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